Joe Andoe is admired for his minimal landscapes and idealized depictions of horses, dogs, deer, buffalo, wolves and flowers. Not only is Andoe a painter but also an author and filmaker.
Andoe is part Cherokee and was born into a farming family in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He earned an M.F.A. from The University of Oklahoma in Norman, and has lived in New York City since 1985. His simple and elegant images of animals and landscapes and soulful sensitivity in his interpretation of his subjects still refer to his roots in the Great Plains.
His paintings are represented in the permanent collections of: the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Art, Boston; the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; and theSt. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO.