Sisko Gallery, Seattle Washington
Philip McCracken, Sisko Gallery

Philip McCracken


Philip is well-known for his highly stylized birds, but in his career, he has embraced an impressive variety of forms and media. His birds are important, because they illustrate how he connects the images of several cultures. First, he is an artist out of the European tradition, and he matured as an artist in the mid-century which was a period heavily influenced by Japanese art and architecture, and his work as well as many of the artists of that time including Morris Graves reflects that influence. Lastly, his work connects to Pacific Coast Native culture in spirit and in form, and like Guy Anderson, produces insightful connections to Native imagery.