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The Art of Dan Namingha

Hoving, Thomas

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ISBN 10: 0810940507 / ISBN 13: 9780810940505
Published by Harry N Abrams, U.S.A., 2000
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by both the author and Dan Namingha with black marker on half title page. On the opposite leaf is an illustration done in black marker, of a kachina emerging from a gift box, by the artist, signed and dated 2000, 8/50. A lovely volume with 120 printed illustrations, 80 in full color. Bookseller Inventory # 001467

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Title: The Art of Dan Namingha

Publisher: Harry N Abrams, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Drawing upon the landscape and culture of his native American Southwest, Dan Namingha blends abstraction and reality. Boldly colored and powerfully constructed, his works evoke the stark red sandstone desert of New Mexico and Arizona, the buttes and mesas of the Hopi land, and the emblems and symbols of Hopi ceremonies, to which he is strongly connected.
His great-great-grandmother was the legendary Hopi potter Nampeyo, and numerous family members create traditional and innovative art of high distinction - pottery, kachina dolls, paintings, and graphic works. Raised in the combined tradition of two Pueblo peoples, the Hopi and the Tewa, Namingha marries the colorful, geometric imagery of his indigenous roots with the tradition of twentieth-century abstract modernism. His artistic schooling includes formal training at Santa Fe's Institute of American Indian Arts and brief, but important, studies at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Art in Chicago.

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