(1921 - 1956)
Quincy (Water Edge) Tahoma was active/lived in New Mexico, Arizona / Mexico. Quincy Tahoma is known for Indian genre painting, symbolism.
Biography Quincy Tahoma
A Navajo painter and muralist, Quincy Tahoma was also one of the Indian
Code Talkers, who played such a critical part in the winning of World
War II in the Pacific. He was born near Tuba City, Arizona and
given the name Tahoma, which in Navajo means "Water Edge". Early
in his career, his paintings were serene and soothing in tone, but
increasingly they had subject matter of bloody wars and men killing
He attended the Albuquerque Indian School from 1936 to
1940, and did post- graduate work at the Santa Fe Indian School where
he developed his unique painting style with pastoral landscapes.
served overseas in World War II with the United States Army, and then
worked a short time as a painter in
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