Harrison (Haskay Yahne Yah) Begay
(1914 - 2012)
Harrison (Haskay Yahne Yah) Begay was active/lived in Arizona, New Mexico. Harrison Begay is known for genre-Indian, wildlife, and mural painting, silkscreen.
Biography Harrison (Haskay Yahne Yah) Begay
Born in White Cone, Arizona, Harrison Begay creates prints and paintings in tempera, watercolor and acrylics of Navajo Indian figures and other Southwest scenes that are regarded as "quiet and peaceful" in tone. He has also painted murals for Maisel's Indian Trading Post in Albuquerque.
He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is a member of the Navaho tribe. He attended Fort Wingate Indian School in New Mexico and in 1939, graduated from Santa Fe Indian School. He also attended Black Mountain College in North Carolina and Phoenix Junior College before World War II and studied briefly with painter Gerald Curtis Delano. He began exhibiting his art work in 1946 and worked full time as an artist. He also served three years in the Army
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