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In the final year of his life, Allan Houser would refine and complete his vision for the work Unconquered. Created first twenty-one inches high in clay for a bronze edition, he utilized the powerful image often seen in historic photographs of two armed Chiricahua warriors proud and fearless as they face their enemies. In his final months, Houser enlarged the form to nearly ten feet in height for the casting of a monumental bronze. Allan Houser passed away on August 22, 1994. He had completed the full-scale clay model of the sculpture, and the molding and casting of the large version were just beginning. Although he never felt the bronze of the finished casting, his vision lives into posterity. Today, Allan Houser is internationally recognized as one of the preeminent American Indian artists.

Read more about Allan Houser in The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture.