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Fred Stevens Jr

 (1922 - 1983)
Fred "Grey Squirrel" Stevens Jr. was active/lived in New Mexico / Mexico.  Fred Stevens Jr is known for Native American sand painting.

Biography   Fred Stevens Jr.


A Navajo medicine man who spent years working in collaboration with Luther Douglas, an Indian trader from Sun Valley, Idaho, before a satisfactory permatizing technique was developed. Stevens first began experimenting with methods to permatize as early as 1946, but it was not until sometime in the mid - 1950's that his efforts met with success.  A short time later, sand paintings began to be marketed by other Navajo artists.

Fred Stevens, Jr., was born in Sheep Springs, New Mexico, in 1922, a member of the Kinyaà áanii clan. His mother was a diagnostician and his father a Blessingway singer (he was also a clan grandson of Hosteen K1ah, probably the most renowned of Navajo medicine men).  Stevens' father began teaching hi   ...  Displaying 750 of 2861 characters.

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