Young Apache Woman II

Allan C. Houser, Chiricahua Apache / American, 1914 - 1994
Chiricahua Apache



Pink Tennessee marble

Overall: 28 × 14 × 12 in. (71.1 × 35.6 × 30.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Harry T. Lewis, Jr., Class of 1955, Tuck 1956, 1981P



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American


Native American: Southwest

Not on view


Signed, lower right: Allan Houser


Allan Houser created sculptural works built on his foundational experience in painting and drawing—examples of which hang to the right. An accomplished draftsman, Houser continuously experimented with media and subject matter, while deriving inspiration from his cultural heritage as well as the contemporary world. From iconic narratives to geometric abstractions, Houser’s diverse approach to subject matter was paralleled by his expertise in multiple sculptural media, including stone, marble, bronze, and wood. His resistance to the expectations and assumptions commonly imposed on Native American art empowered the continual evolution and innovation that characterize his diverse body of work.

From the 2022 exhibition Unbroken: Native American Ceramics, Sculpture, and Design, curated by Dillen Peace '19, Native American Art Intern and Sháńdíín Brown '20, Native American Art Intern 

Course History

WRIT 5, Expository Writing, William Craig, Winter 2014

ANTH 3.01, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Sienna Craig, Winter 2022

Writing Program 5.24, Photographic Representations, Amanda Wetsel, Winter 2023

Writing Program 5.25, Photographic Representations, Amanda Wetsel, Winter 2023

Exhibition History

In Residence: Contemporary Art at Dartmouth, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 18-July 6, 2014.

Unbroken: Native American Ceramics, Sculpture, and Design, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 22, 2022-March 12, 2023.

Publication History

Michael R. Taylor and Gerald Auten, In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2013, ill. p. 78, no. 65

Published References

W. Jackson Rushing. Allan Houser. New York: Abrams, 2004, 256 pp.


The Galalery Wall, Santa Fe, New Mexico; sold to Harry T. Lewis, Jr., Denver, Colorado, 1980; given to present collection, 2013.

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