(born c. 1919)
Hoke Denetsosie is active/lives in Arizona. Hoke Denetsosie is known for children's book illustration, mural painting.
Biography Hoke Denetsosie
A Navajo Indian illustrator of children's books and muralist, Hoke Denetsosie was born on the Reservation near Cameron, Arizona and lived much of his life in Tuba City. He graduated from the Indian School in Phoenix and credited the school Director, Lloyd New, as his major influence. He illustrated books about Navajo children with writer Ann Nolan Clark including a "Little Herder" series.
Denetsosie painted ten mural panels in Scottsdale for the Arizona Craftsmen Building. He also worked as a visual aid employee and logger.
As an artist, his most productive period was between 1930 and 1940.
Patrick Lester, The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters