(1910 - 1940)
Waldo Mootzka was active/lived in New Mexico, Arizona. Waldo Mootzka is known for Hopi figure-ceremonial-dance painting, silversmithing.
Biography Waldo Mootzka
Waldo Mootzka was born near the Hopi village of Oraibi in 1903. He attended the United States Indian School in Albuquerque, before art was taught there, then returned to Oraibi. It was with the school that he was most associated. He seems to have begun painting in about 1930.
From then until the end of his life, he lived in Santa Fe, supporting himself by painting and silversmithing. Although he painted alone a great deal, much of his work is like that of Fred Kabotie. During the 1930s, in Santa Fe Mootzka painted in part for John Louw Nelson, who also employed other Indians to depict native life for him. Many of Mootzka's works appear in the volume Rhythm for Rain, by Nelson, as do paintings by
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