Phillip M Haozous (Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache)
About the Artist
Phillip was born in Oklahoma to Anna and Allan Houser with art in his blood. His first artistic efforts were in jewelry-making. He then attanded IAIA to refine his techniques and began to explore other media, including sculpture, encouraged by his renowned father. "Allan was very patient with me and was always there to offer words of encouragement when I was having difficulty," he says. Known for his pieces that fuse abstraction with concepts of realism, he is an award-winning sculptor in his own right, still inspired by traditions of Native culture. Santa Feans may also know Phillip's life-size sculpture of his father that graces the entry to the Allan Houser Gallery.