Artist: Douglas Yazzie (b. 1934)Description: Mixed Media (1994) | Image Size: 7 1/2 ”h x 20 ½”w; Framed Size: 13 7/8”h x 26 ¾”w
As a self-taught Navajo artist, Douglas Yazzie recalls using brown paper bags from the trading post as sketch pads in his youth. And though he’s come a long way since that time, he remains driven to sketch, paint and create and often incorporates meaningful Diné symbols or objects in his art just as he encouraged students while working with reservations school districts as a consultant to illustrate traditional stories. Yazzie’s work has been exhibited and collected worldwide.