Earl Yowytewa, Hopi Pueblo Artist

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Artist Signature of Earl Yowytewa, Hopi ArtistEarl Yowytewa was mentored by Alvin James Makya, and he started carving katsina dolls around 1940 until 2006. He started winning awards for his work by 1959 at such venues as the Heard Museum, Museum of Northern Arizona, and the Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup. He's also known for his jewelry and textiles. Earl learned jewelry making from his father Arthur, and he learned how to carve Katsina dolls from Alvin James Makya.

Earl Yowytewa (1923-2006) was the son of Arthur Yowytewa, Sr.; brother of Arthur Yowytewa, Jr. Hubert Yowytewa; husband of Mabel Yowytewa; father of Faron Yowytewa, Marcus Yowytewa; related to Richard Yowaitewa.

Reference: Hopi Katsina: 1,600 Artist Biographies by Gregory and Angie Yan Schaaf.

Relative Links: Hopi Pueblo, Kachina DollsAlvin James Makya

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