Clarence Basil Cuts The Rope
HAYS, Mont. (AP) _ Clarence Basil Cuts The Rope, an American Indian painter known for his authentic portrayal of American Indian culture, his childhood, wildlife and the Montana lifestyle, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure. He was 64.
His work sold throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Germany.
Cuts The Rope, a self-taught professional, painted in oil, water color, charcoal, pencil and acrylic. A member of the Gros Ventre Tribe, he learned pencil drawing with some direction from his father.
He also was a sculptor and maintained the Cuts The Rope Gallery in the log cabin where he was born, off Route 66 in Hays.