Troy Anderson, a native of Northeastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas, attended Connors State College in 1967. While at Connors he participated in the intercollegiate athletics. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree from West Texas and Panhandle State University and teaching certification from West Texas and Panhandle State University. His career included teaching art at Seward County Community College and at high schools in Kansas and Texas. Since 1979 he has operated a studio in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, working primarily in acrylic and graphics. Also a noted sculptor, he is considered one of the top Native American artists. His numerous awards and honors include: (1) a commendation by the 75th Arkansas General Assembly; (2) designer of the Trail of Tears Sesquicentennial Commemorative Medallion; (3) Master Artist at the Five Civilized Tribes Museum; (4) recognition in “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in American Art.” (5) 2002 “Honor One” Red Earth, Inc. and (6) the honor of designing the Red Earth Ambassador of the Year Award. Mr. Anderson has also served as President of AICA, and as a board member of the Five Tribes Museum. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout North America and Europe.
Troy was inducted on April 22, 2006.