Nocona Burgess is from Lawton, Oklahoma, and is the great-great-grandson of Chief Quanah Parker. Growing up, Nocona traveled and lived throughout the western United States including: Pennsylvania, Montana, Arizona and New Mexico. Taking after his father's love for the arts, he graduated with an Associate in Fine Arts from Institute of American Indian Arts. Nocona then furthered his education and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and received a Master's in Education from the University of New Mexico. Nocona is now internationally represented and continues to produce highly collectible works.