ill titleAmerican Indians - Dan Namingha

 
Artist Nomination Document

 

  Dan Namingha is a Native American, Tewa-Hopi, born 1950, Hopi Reservation, Arizona. He is an internationally known contemporary artist whose works are in significant public and private collections throughout the world. He was selected by the Smithsonian Institution in 1996 to create a commemorative lithograph to celebrate their 150th anniversary. He combines naturalism and minimalism to achieve an uncanny spirituality in his canvases depicting the landscapes of New Mexico, the pleasing complexity of pueblos, and the rituals of the Hopi.