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Byron McCurtain

A Kiowa from Oklahoma, he graduated the Institute of American Indian Arts with a degree in photography. Chance brought him in touch with several jewelers, and he developed an interest in lapidary work.
WIth the notable mentorship of the late, celebrated Gibson Nez, he has emerged as a master of stone-work and equally masterful in silver work. Working with top-quality stones, his impeccable technique and artistic eye has brought him into the forefront of younger artists.