Peterson Yazzie is active/lives in Arizona, New Mexico. Peterson Yazzie is known for Native American figurative and abstract mythology.
Biography Peterson Yazzie
A painter in various media---watercolor, pastels, acrylics and
mixed-media incorporating sand---Peterson Yazzie does artwork that
reflects his Native American heritage, with special focus on creation
stories and daily life rituals.
He is a member of the Navajo tribe of Arizona and grew up on the
reservation in Greasewood Springs. He was encouraged as a
high-school student by art teacher Don Whitesinger, who introduced
Yazzie to painting, sculpture and printmaking, and also helped him get
scholarships including from the Heard Museum in Phoenix and the
University of Evansville in Indiana. Yazzie turned down the
latter scholarship, which was for $20,000., to attend Northland Pioneer
College in Holbrook, which w
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