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Peterson Yazzie

 (born 1979)
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   ...  Displaying 750 of 1372 characters.

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