(1900 - 1986)
Fred Kabotie was active/lived in Arizona. Fred Kabotie is known for Indian ceremonial dance and figure painting, murals.
Biography Fred Kabotie
Born in Shungopovi, Second Mesa, Arizona, Fred Kabotie became a prominent painter, illustrator, silversmith, teacher and writer of Hopi Indian life. He continued to live at Second Mesa, and his Indian name was "Nakayoma," meaning Day After Day.
In 1906, his family and other Hopis founded Hotevilla, an organization to preserve Hopi traditions. In 1913, the children were forced to go to government school, and for discipline he was sent to Santa Fe Indian School. There he became an accomplished artist and set a new style of modeling in color with some shadows rather than just flat colors. He did additional studies with Olaf Nordmark.
In 1920, he became a book illustrator and was commissioned to paint Hopi life and customs. In the
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