Dan Namingha

b. 1950



Keams Canyon, Arizona


Mod Indian motif painting-abstraction and realism

Dan Namingha was born in 1950 in Keams Canyon, Arizona. He studied art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, and The American Academy of Art in Chicago.

Namingha, whose ancestry is Hopi-Tewa, carries a strong family tradition of artistic expression into its fifteenth generation. Namingha’s studies at art schools and at the Institute of American Indian Arts, led him toward the new movements that encouraged experimentation with traditional art forms. By drawing on his 3500-year-old culture as well as his experience of modern America, Namingha gives us American art not only at its source but also at its best.