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Linda Lomahaftewa (1947- )


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Linda Lomahaftewa (1947- ) signature.Linda Lomahaftewa Hopi/Choctaw, Linda was born in Phoenix, AZ. and is the sister of Dan Lomahaftewa. Linda is an educator and a painter and now lives in Santa Fe, NM. Linda uses Oil, acrylic, and prints. Linda Lomahaftewa paints abstract geometric designs, using brilliant psychedelic colors that reminded her of the glow of the Arizona desert. Her work is symbolic, related to sacred Indian meanings such as the four sacred directions.

She studied at the Institute of American Indian Art from 1962 to 1965 and earned an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1971. She taught at California State University in Sonoma, at Berkeley, and then was on the faculty of the Institute of American Indian Art.

"My imagery comes from being Hopi and remembering shapes and colors from ceremonies and from the landscape. I associate a special power and respect, a sacredness, with these colors and shapes, and this carries over into my work." -Linda Lomahaftewa

References:

The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters by Patrick D. Lester.
American Women Artists by Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein.

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