R. C. Gorman (1932 - 2005) was born in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He lived in New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Mexico. Gorman created a paragon of style in his works of abstract female Indian figure paintings and lithographs. R.C. Gorman became one of the Southwest's best known late 20th-century artists. His signature works were Navajo women in a variety of poses.