Blackowl was raised by his grandparents in a traditional Cheyenne home, and was introduced to painting at the age of six when he saw Red Tooth painting the skin lining of a teepee. Though Archie Blackowl had an early introduction to art, it was not until 1930 that he began to seriously pursue art.
He studied art at the University of Oklahoma, University of Kansas, Chicago Art Institute, Rockefeller Art Center, and the School of Fine Arts in Washington, D. Additionally, he studied mural techniques with Olle Nordmark at the Indian Art Center in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Blackowl's career involved various jobs including a government muralist, industrial painter for the aircraft industry, Walt Disney Studios employee, and professional artist.He is best known for his portrayal of traditional Cheyenne ceremonies, Southern Plains dances, and Sun Dance ceremonies. Widely popular, his work can be seen in galleries and museums throughout the country. Picture only measures aprox 8 1/2 x6 inches.
They seem to be in the original matching frames and mirrors each other. They came from an estate sale. The owner lives in the southwest for about a decade. I have no idea of aprox age.