Meeting on the Trail

Glendale Public Library
5959 W. Brown Street
(59th Avenue and Brown Street)

Meeting on the Trail

Meeting on the Trail
Allan Houser
Bronze
Purchased: 1987

This sculpture, by internationally acclaimed artist, Allan Houser, depicts two Apache women meeting, one carrying an infant in her arms.

Allan Houser is one of the 20th Century’s most important artists. He began his career in 1934 at the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico. By 1939, he was exhibiting work in San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Chicago. In 1947, he was commissioned by the Haskell Institute to create a memorial sculpture honoring the Native American students who died in World War II. He later founded the sculpture department at the newly created Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. In 1992 he received the National Medal of the Arts from President George Bush, culminating a lifetime of achievements and awards.