Kyrate Tuvahoema, Hopi Pueblo Painter

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Kyrate Tuvahoema (1914-1942) signatureHopi Pueblo artist Kyrate Tuvahoema was known for his depictions of Katsinas that were "tall and lean, but with good detail and color in costume, mask, and paraphernalia".

Kyrate Tuvahoema (1914-1942) was a student of Indian schools at Hopi Pueblo as well as in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. His "modeling, or the use of shading to give depth, was not Tuvahoema's strong suit, but his drafting was thought to be very precise".


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Recomended Reading and Reference: Southwest Indian Painting: A Changing Art, by Clara Lee Tanner

Relative Links: Hopi PuebloSanta FeAlbuquerqueKatsinas, Native American Paintings