Skip to main content

Longfish, George (C.) 1942-

LONGFISH, George (C.) 1942-

PERSONAL: Born August 22, 1942, in Oshweken, Ontario, Canada. Education: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, B.F.A., 1970, M.F.A., 1972.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Native American Studies Program, University of California—Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616.

CAREER: Art teacher at a high school in Chicago, IL, 1971-72; University of Montana, Missoula, project director for graduate program in American Indian art, 1972-73; University of California—Davis, assistant professor, 1973-80, associate professor, 1980-85, professor of historical and contemporary Native arts, 1985—, director of C. N. Gorman Museum, 1974-96. Painter. Exhibitions: Solo exhibitions include shows at Dean Moniz Gallery, College of the Siskiyous, Jennifer Pauls Gallery, American Indian Contemporary Arts, and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in New York; represented in nearly 200 group shows in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including exhibitions at Center for International Arts in New York, Artists Embassy Gallery, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, American Indian Community House Gallery in New York, and Canadian Museum of Civilization.

AWARDS, HONORS: Juror's grand award, Contemporary Indian Art exhibit, Ellensburg, WA, 1974; first prizes in sculpture and graphics, California Indian Days, 1980; first prize for sculpture, October ArtFest, Davis, CA, 1981.


(With David W. Penney) Native American Art, Hugh Lauter Levin (Seattle, WA), 1994.

Contributor to books, including The Sweetgrass Lives On: Fifty Contemporary American Indian Artists, edited by Jamake Highwater, [New York, NY], 1980; The Extension of Tradition: Contemporary Northern California Native American Art in Cultural Perspective, edited by Frank LaPeña and Janice Driesback, [Sacramento, CA], 1985; and various exhibition catalogs.



St. James Guide to Native North American Artists, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998, pp. 329-333.


American Indian Art, spring, 1986, Erin Younger and Robert Breunig, "The Second Biennial Native American Fine Arts Invitational"; autumn, 1992, "Indigena: Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples on Five Hundred Years."

Art in America, October, 1988, Jerome Tarshis, "George C. Longfish at American Indian Contemporary Art," p. 204.

Art News, February, 1992, Robin Cembalest, "Native American Art: Pride and Prejudice."

Artweek, July 14, 1984, C. French, "Stating a Cross-cultural Identity: George Longfish"; January 24, 1993, R. Davis, "No Easy Solutions."

Christian Science Monitor, December 9, 1984, Christopher Andreae, review of Native American Art, p. 11.

Library Journal, October 15, 1994, Amy Boaz Nu-gent, review of Native American Art, p. 72.

New York, June 20, 1983, Kay Larson, "Common Ground," p. 81.

Northeast Indian Quarterly, fall, 1989, Kay Walking Stick, "Like a Longfish out of Water."

Publishers Weekly, September 26, 1994, review of Native American Art, p. 49.*

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Longfish, George (C.) 1942-." Contemporary Authors. . 20 Apr. 2019 <>.

"Longfish, George (C.) 1942-." Contemporary Authors. . (April 20, 2019).

"Longfish, George (C.) 1942-." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved April 20, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.