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Will Sampson was most recognized for his unforgettable role as Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest He entertained and moved audiences in eleven films fourteen TV shows, and two stage plays He holds a special place in American history, but his most important role was the role he played his entire life that of Creek Indian cowboy and artist A full blood Muscogee Creek Indian from Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Will Sampson s work in the fine arts has yet to receive the recognition it richly deserves His works have been exhibited at the Library of Congress, the Amon Carter Museum, the Gilcrease Museum, the Philbrook Art Center, the Creek Council House, and the Chieftains Art Gallery in Okmulgee Will was a Western cowboy Indian artist, painting in the style of Charles Russell, but with his own sense of what it was to be a Native American, taking as his subjects his ancestors, the land, the hard days, and opportunities seen by a Creek Indian in twentieth century America....

Title : Beyond Cuckoo's Nest: The Art and Life of William Sampson, Jr.
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ISBN : 0615450326
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : GirlDog Publishing January 1, 2011
Number of Pages : 216 pages
File Size : 572 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Beyond Cuckoo's Nest: The Art and Life of William Sampson, Jr. Reviews

  • Marlowe
    2019-02-01 00:00

    Ever since watching One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, I just had to learn more about this guy. It is legitimately interesting to see what this guy's life was like and how he functioned with both his many triumphs and few flaws as a person. I do praise the author Zoe Escobar for including her own insight and her honest simple writing style and just how well put together the entire thing is. The only thing I warn potential buyers of is the editing in that there are a fair number of editing mistakes that makes one wonder what the hell the editor was doing?! It might have just been the copy I bought, but I don't know. While I wish that there was a bit for information on his film career and maybe a bit of his family, this book does make me kinda sad that he's gone to the other world, but it also reminds that through his work and legacy he can live and both and you can feel his presence along side you. :)

  • longhornlady
    2019-02-07 02:16

    I have always been a fan of Will Sampson! I live only 30 minutes away from where he was in The Outlaw Josey Wales", i enjoyed him in "Yellow Rose". I saw him in "One Flew over the Cucko's Nest".They were all great.I feel Will was the BEST Native American actor. Great book and awesome photos. Outstanding!

  • william t mullenberg
    2019-01-27 07:07

    Will was an Icon to tribes he came to visit. He was articulate, happy and a positive influence on everyone he met. He smile lit up so bright he could change to mood in any room. He is missed but lives very happily in the hearts of those lucky enough to meet that Big Roper, Artist and Hero.

  • Janice E. Gehrlein
    2019-02-05 01:54

    I have been a fan for many years. This man gave great dignity to all the parts he played & to the American Indian. He was a treasure & I did not even know about his wonderful art.

  • Joe Bass
    2019-02-23 05:16

    I liked the collection of art and the biographical information was correct though not in depth. It was the intent to show the creative side of Sonny and it does that well. Anyone interested in Sonny's art would certainly appreciate this work.

  • Paula Van Natta
    2019-02-10 00:53

    Loved the book.

  • Myrna D. Riquier
    2019-02-09 08:01

    A splendid collection of Will Sampson art and related information. He surely was one of a kind. Much appreciation goes out to Zoe for putting this marvelous collection together. Now she must publish Norma's book! We're waiting.