Thomas Two Arrows Dorsey

Name Thomas J. Dorsey Resume of Tom Two-Arrows, Lenni-Lenape Indian Teaches a course at SUNYA on the relationship of the Indian to his environment, and the arts and crafts of the Woodland Indians using natural materials. Executed a series of hide paintings for SUNYA that are used in the Indian Quadrangle at the University. Received "Indian Leadership" grant from the YMCA Indian Guides, used to teach traditional Indian painting at Onondaga Indian Reservation to young would-be artists. Made two tours of Southeast Asia for the United States Department of State, lecturing on American Indian arts, crafts and customs. Created a one-man show that toured the major museums of the United States that have an interest in American Indian paintings. The show opened at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and visited the Museum of the American Indian, Denver Art Museum, Graham Gallery, Southern Plains Indian Museum, Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences, and others. Had one-man shows at the Albany Institute of History & Art and at the Montclair Art Museum. Exhibited in American Indian Painting Shows including those held at National Gallery of Art, Museum of the American Indian, Denver Art Museum, Philbrook Art Center, winning purchase prizes at the latter two. Attained listing in "Who's Who In Art". Represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of the American Indian, Philbrook Art Center, Denver Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum of American History and Art, American Museum of Natural History and the Albany Institute of History & Art. Executed murals for the Consulate of Pakistan in New York City, and for Scandinavian Airlines. Illustrated children's books on American Indians published by Viking, Thomas Y. Crowell, Abelard Schuman, Doubleday and Association Press. Designed and executed murals and backgrounds for exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History, including those for "Masks and Men", "Native Fashions" and "Indians of the Amazon". Designed and installed exhibits in the American Indian Wing of the Montclair Art Museum. Designed textiles for Textron, Inc., dinnerware for Arnsberg China, and neckware for Wallachs.