Andy Van (Andrew) Tsinajinnie
(1916 - 2000)
Andy Van (Andrew) Tsinajinnie was active/lived in Arizona. Andy Tsinajinnie is known for figure, Indian ceremony-dance, mural.
Biography Andy Van (Andrew) Tsinajinnie
Born in Rough Rock, Arizona, Andy Tsinnajinnie was an Indian artist and illustrator who maintained a studio in Scottsdale, Arizona.
He was a member of the Navajo Salt River Bend Indian tribe, and the translation of his last name, which has been spelled in several ways, is "Little Grey." He studied art at the Fort Apache School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and graduated in 1936.
He painted large murals for the WPA in Arizona and New Mexico including ones for Indian Schools. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force in the South Pacific, and after that was a full-time artist in Scottsdale. He did illustration for the Navajo Agency at Window Rock, for "Arizona Highways" and also for other magazines and books.
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