Jimmie Durham

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Jimmie Durham
Jimmie Durham
Durham in 2012
Jimmie Bob Durham[1]

(1940-07-10)July 10, 1940
DiedNovember 17, 2021(2021-11-17) (aged 81)
EducationÉcole des Beaux-Arts, Switzerland
Known forSculpture, poetry, installation art

Jimmie Durham (July 10, 1940 – November 17, 2021) was an American-Swiss sculptor, essayist and poet. He was active during the civil rights movements of African Americans and Native Americans in the 1960s and 1970s. He spent most of his career in Switzerland.[2]

He said that he was a Cherokee but that claim has been denied by tribal representatives.[3]

Durham died on November 17, 2021 in Berlin, Germany at the age of 81.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Regan, Sheila (June 28, 2017). "Jimmie Durham Retrospective Reignites Debate Over His Claim of Native Ancestry". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  2. "Peill Stiftung - Jimmie Durham". www.peill-stiftung.de. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  3. Watts, Ph.D., Cara Cowan; et al. (26 June 2017). "Dear Unsuspecting Public, Jimmie Durham Is a Trickster - Jimmie Durham's indigenous identity has always been a fabrication and remains one". Indian Country Media Network. Archived from the original on 22 July 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017. Durham is neither enrolled nor eligible for citizenship in any of the three federally-recognized and historical Cherokee Tribes: the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation.
  4. "Escultor Jimmie Durham morre aos 81 anos em Berlim". Terra. Retrieved 17 November 2021.