Jackson Narcomey

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Jackson Narcomey was a Muscogee Creek painter and printmaker from Oklahoma.

Jackson Leon Narcomey was born on January 25, 1942 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He died March 22, 2012, in Muskogee.[1] His parents were the Rev. Raymond (1908–1962) and Frances Narcomey (1910–2001),[2] who were both fullblood Creeks. Jackson grew up in Eufaula, Oklahoma, located in the Muscogee Nation. In high school, Narcomey returned to Tahlequah to attend Sequoyah Indian School.[3] There he studied studio arts under Riley White. His classes included very influential instruction in serigraphy.

Upon graduation, Narcomey joined the U.S. Air Force,[3] serving as an on-board flight mechanic. He was honorably discharged after two years of service and returned to Oklahoma and the Muscogee Nation.[1]

Beginning in the 1970s, Narcomey developed his art career in earnest. He painted in the Bacone School flat style as well as non-objective abstraction and sculpture.

His paintings have won state and national awards and today are in private and museum collections. Narcomey also pursued a career as a commercial screen printer.


  1. ^ a b Timothy II, John. "Jackson Narcomey: Artist Profile." Amerindian Arts
  2. ^ U. S. Social Security Death Index
  3. ^ a b Lester, Patrick D. and Jeanne Snodgrass King. The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995. Library of Congress Catalogue Card # 95-069012. ISBN 0-8061-9936-9.

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