Mike Larsen

Born of Chickasaw heritage, award-winning artist Mike Larsen grew up in farming communities in Oklahoma and Texas. Larsen knew early on what he wanted to do with his life and for more than 40 years has been recognized as one of the most admired and respected professional fine artists. His traditional art training began at Amarillo Junior College, continued at the University of Houston, and concluded at the prestigious Arts Student League in New York City. His love for painting and sculpting dancing figures began when he was commissioned by the State of Oklahoma to paint a 26-foot long mural for the State Capitol Rotunda of Oklahoma’s five Indian prima ballerinas. Added to his recognition was being chosen by the United States Postal Service to create the Oklahoma Centennial Stamp. Larsen and his wife, Martha, make their home in Perkins, Oklahoma. Larsen is a 2015 Inductee to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Mike Larsen
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

Recent Publications


Don't Never Be Afraid of Your Horses

Mike Larsen was raised by people who loved and protected him, but also allowed him to experience life's struggles. His mantra, "Don't Never Be Afraid of Your Horses", is the title of a collection of stories written in his own words. The book is a celebration of triumph and lessons learned, with Larsen's wit and wisdom sprinkled throughout.