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Amanda Crowe Artist Story, Early Life, Achievements, Died, Awards, Wood Carver

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Amanda Crowe is a WoodCarver and Educator who was born on 16th July 1928. Amanda Crowe died at the age of 76 in the year 2004. She was an Eastern band carver from Cherokee, North Carolina. The reason for her is still not revealed.

Who is Amanda Crowe?

Amanda Crowe Artista

By nationality, she was an American and she decided to become an artist at a very young age. She was born in Murphy, North Carolina and her mother was an Anglo and father a Cherokee. Her parents died when she was very young and she was then raised by a foster mother. When she was four, she decided to become an artist.

Childhood and Early Life, Education

By the time Amanda reached her high school, her foster mother had already prepared for her stay in Chicago. She cleared High School and then went to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She earned the degree of Master of Fine Arts from the school art institute in 1952.

Woodcarver by Heart, Educator by Profession

In 1953, she moved back to North Carolina where the Cherokee Historical Association invited her to teach studio art to the students of Cherokee High School. Her uncle used to teach in the same school. It was almost four decades for which Amanda worked in that position and she taught carving to over 2000 students during this time.

Amanda Crowe Artist

Amanda Crowe Carvings were very beautiful and unique. She was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She used to carve expressive bears and they were loved by all. She mostly used to carve an animal figure. She sometimes used to work with clay and stone too but the wood was her favorite medium.

Awards and Recognitions

Crowe won many awards and was honored several times for Amanda Crowe work. She was presented North Carolina Folk Heritage Award in 2000. In 1963, Indian Art and Crafts Board tapped Amanda and was also asked to teach carving in Mississippi for the Choctaw. She had a collection of her work and various tools along with a series of “How to….” guides which were all donated to Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Permanent Collection in 2007.


Google Doodle and Other Media

On 9th November 2018, Google Honoured Amanda with a Doodle. This was done on the Native American Heritage Month by the Google American Indian Network. Her illustrations include the book Cherokee Legends and the Trail of Tears. It was first published in 1956 and was reprinted many times since then. Crowe enjoyed fishing and hunting very much.

Amanda Crowe Google Doodle

She also used to restore automobiles and once had dismantled a log cabin and then bought it for her property. She used to travel a lot and almost across the globe as a student, artist and teacher. Amanda Crowe wood carvings are therefore famous all around the world.

Public Collection by several museums

Various public collections owned her work and several art galleries and Museums have Amanda Crowe Artista. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the United States Department of the Interior, etc. has wood carvings of Amanda Crowe.

Death of Amanda Crowe

Crowe died in 2004 and the cause of her death was not known to anyone. Many of the sculptors of the contemporary Eastern Band Cherokee today are studied under her. Amanda Crowe Artist was renowned in her field.

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