Sybil L Yazzie
(early 20th century)
Sybil L. Yazzie was active/lived in Arizona. Sybil Yazzie is known for Navajo ceremonial genre painting-miniature figure, animal.
Biography Sybil L. Yazzie
A member of the Navajo nation, Sybil Yazzie painted brightly colored scenes, usually in tempera, of her native culture, especially scenes that are a "tapestry of Navajo ceremonial life." Characteristic of her paintings, which have been described as "portraits of intimate ritual moments", (82) are miniature figures and animals and detailed clothing decoration. Yazzie was a student of Dorothy Dunn in 1937 at the Santa Fe Indian School, and that year had an elaborate painting, her most complex, exhibited in London and Paris.
Titled A Crowd At a Navajo N'DA-A, it had been painted two years earlier and included 170 Navajo figures in traditional dress and 59 of the figures sitting on horses. The occasion was
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