Randy Chitto (Choctaw)

About the Artist

Randy grew up in Chicago after his family was moved there from the Choctaw reservation as part of the Indian Relocation Act of 1959. He showed talent from an early age and was chosen in a citywide competition to take art classes at the Art Institute. Later as a student at IAIA, Randy discovered clay and developed the whimsical figurative pieces that he's known for. The turtle, considered the Choctaw's storyteller, is his primary subject. Bears represent the male facet of the tribe. Randy's work is represented in the Heard Museum and NMAI, among others.

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