Sherman Chaddlesone was born on June 2, 1947 in Lawton, OK. A descendant of the famous Kiowa war chief Satanta (White Bear), Sherman is a veteran of the U.S. Army & served in Vietnam. Sherman's father John Chaddlesone provided his son with basic instruction in anatomy, portraiture, pencil sketching & serigraphy. Sherman furthered his education at Central State University in Edmond (OK) & at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe (NM).
Sherman has worked as a teacher, workshop director & administrative manager for the Kalispel (WA) Indian Reservation & currently resides in Anadarko, OK. Sherman became a full-time painter & sculptor in Oct. 1982. Sherman works in acrylic, watercolor, pastel, stone, bronze, mixed media & prints.
Sherman has been an artist-in-residence at the Eiteljorg Museum & he has had a solo exhibition at the Southern Plains Indian Museum. Sherman has exhibited extensively at the Amon Carter Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Institute of American Indian & Alaska Native Culture & Arts Development, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of New Mexico, the Oklahoma Art Center Gallery, the Red Cloud Indian Art Show, the Smithsonian Institution, the Scottsdale Native American Indian Foundation Cultural Arts & Crafts Competition & the Tulsa Indian Art Festival. Sherman has also participated in The Jacobson Foundation's Moving Murals of Oklahoma: Contemporary Native American Painting & the Institute of American Indian Art Museum's New Directions touring exhibitions.
Sherman has won numerous awards at the American Indian Exposition, the Cherokee National Museum, the Oklahomans for Indian Opportunity exhibit, the Red Earth Festival & the Scottsdale National Indian Art Exhibition. Sherman was awarded commissions for busts of T.C. Cannon & Santanta (White Bear) at the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians & for murals at the Kiowa Tribal Complex (Carnegie, OK) with Parker Boyiddle & Mirac Creepingbear.
Sherman's artwork is featured in numerous private & public art collections including the Institute of American Indian & Alaska Native Culture & Arts Development, the Southern Plains Indian Museum & the U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Indian Affairs.