Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and surrounded with the arts from an early age, Dan was welcomed into a household of Artisans, Farmers, Music and Subculture,
McCoy began entering Native Art Competitions at age fifteen under the direction of Cherokee Artist, Mary Adair while attending boarding school in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
He received his formal Art Training at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At the Institute, Daniel McCoy jr. was able to study and work with some of the best Native Artists in the field.
(Photo credit, above: Jason Ordaz.)