Jimmie Durham

born 1940

Jimmie Durham, 'Our House' 2007
Our House 2007
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Biography

Jimmie Durham (born 1940) is an American-born sculptor, essayist and poet, living and working in Europe since 1994. He was active in the United States in the US civil rights movements of African Americans and Native Americans in the 1960s and 1970s, serving on the central council of the American Indian Movement (AIM). He returned to working at art while living in New York City. His work has been extensively exhibited.

He has long claimed to be Cherokee but that claim has been disputed by enrolled members of the Cherokee Nation. He has "no known ties to any Cherokee community."

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