Bert (Uytima/Uydema) Preston
Bert (Uytima/Uydema) Preston is active/lives in Arizona. Bert Preston is known for Hopi subject easel and mural painting, teaching.
Biography Bert (Uytima/Uydema) Preston
Bert Preston is a Hopi painter, muralist and educator who was born at Hotevilla on December 6, 1930. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona and his Master of Arts in Art Education from the same school.
Preston became the first Hopi teacher in Tuba City Public School system. He taught the fifth and sixth grades for seven years, always emphasizing the importance of art to his students. In addition to teaching art at the school and extension courses at Yavapai College, Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University and Navajo Community College, Preston has privately pursued his own artistic career. He is married and has two daughters a
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