Allan Houser (1914-1994), a member of the Chiricahua Apache tribe, was an 20th century American artist known for addressing his Native American heritage through painting and sculpture. Born near Apache, Oklahoma he studied at the Painting School, part of the Santa Fe Indian School and later moved to Los Angeles. His work combines traditional themes with Modernist aesthetics and is characterized by a distinctive abstract-figural style. Among his best-known work is the bronze sculpture Sacred Rain Arrow (1988). He was awarded the National Medal for the Arts in 1992.