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Harold "H" Holden

Kremlin, Oklahoma



Harold Holden, or "H" as he is known by many, was born in Enid, Oklahoma. After graduating from Enid High School, "H" attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from the Texas Academy of Art in Houston. "H" is an accomplished painter and sculptor with major works throughout the world, including the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Whitney Gallery of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Dunnegan Gallery of Art, University of Oklahoma, and others.

"H" received a commission from the U.S. Postal Service for art work for the 1993 Cherokee Strip Commemorative Postage Stamp, of which 92,000,000 stamps were issued on April 17, 1993. His public monuments include: "Boomer," Enid, Oklahoma; "The Rancher," Ranching Heritage Center, Lubbock, Texas; "Crossing the Red," Altus, Oklahoma; "Holding the Claim;" Enid, Oklahoma; "Keeper of the Plains," Enid, Oklahoma; "Vision Seekers," Altus, Oklahoma and Enid, Oklahoma; "Corporal Noah V. Ness," Ness City, Kansas; and "Headin' to Market," Stockyards City Main Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Harold Holden's studio is near Kremlin, Oklahoma, where he lives with his wife Edna Mae. His son Tim is a graphic artist, and daughter Shannon is an elementary school teacher.