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Jimmy Abeita

 (born 1947)
Jimmy Abeita is active/lives in Arizona, New Mexico / Mexico.  Jimmy Abeita is known for portrait, figure, and animal painting.

Biography  
Jimmy Abeita


Biography from the Archives of askART

Born in Crownpoint, New Mexico, Jim Abeita started drawing on grocery sacks at the age of 3. He attended high school in Gallup, New Mexico and Salt Lake City. Later he attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, doing a two year course in nine months.

He lived in Chicago for several years, and in the late 1970s went back to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. There, encouraged by his wife, he began selling his paintings and won awards in major art shows.


Source:
Peggy and Harold Samuels, Contemporary Western Artists


Biography from Best of the West Auctions
Jimmy Abeita (B.1947)

Jimmy was born and raised in New Mexico.  He attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, a two year course that he completed in nine months.  In the 1970's he moved to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, where he began painting full time. Abeita has won numerous awards nationwide.


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About  Jimmy Abeita

Born:  1947 - Crown Point, New Mexico
Known for:  portrait, figure, and animal painting