What are some examples of Famous Native American Artists?

Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Northern Cheyenne, born 1933): Campbell’s jewelry combines Native American and Japanese traditions.

In addition to being a well-known jewelry designer, he is a distinguished U.S. Senator from Montana.

Harry Fonseca (Maidu, born 1946): Fonseca is best known for his humorous paintings of Coyote, a character in many Native American myths whose misadventures traditionally taught Indians lessons about good and bad behavior.

what are some examples of famous native american artists

Shelley Niro (Mohawk, born 1954): Niro, a photographer and filmmaker, uses playful self-portraits to explore the world of modern Native American women.

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Flathead-Cree-Shoshone, born 1940): The famed painter Smith uses her art to protest the mistreatment of Indian peoples in the past and present.

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