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Leah Garcia Nampeyo 1928-1974


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Leah Garcia Nampeyo 1928-1974 signatureLeah Garcia Nampeyo, Hopi/Tewa, Polacca, active 1945-1974: black and red on yellow seed jars. Leah was the granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano and the daughter of Fannie Polacca Nampeyo, sister of Elva Tewaguna Nampeyo, Harold Polacca Nampeyo, Sr., Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo, Tom Polacca, Elsworth Polacca and Iris Youvella Nampeyo; wife of Lewis Garcia; mother of Melda Nampeyo, James Garcia Nampeyo and Rayvin Garcia. Leah was an exceptional potter, having learned from her mother and grandmother the finer techniques of the craft.

 

Reference: Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.


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