Manfred Susunkewa (1940 - ) Hopi Pueblo


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Manfred Susunkewa (1940- ) signatureManfred Susunkewa was born at Second Mesa on the Hopi Reservation in 1940. Manfred is the maternal grandson of Daisy Honanie and Thomas Honanie and paternal grandson of Susunkewa and Dora Susunkewa; son of Alberta Susunkewa and Emerson Susunkewa, Sr.; nephew of Marion Honanie, Emory Honanie, Ethel Honanie; brother of Daisy Mansfield, Emerson Susunkewa, Jr., Ferrel Susunkewa; husband of Norma Susunkewa; father of Sheryl Susunkewa. Vesta Sisimlewa, Elberta Susunkewa. Manfred attended Haskell Indian School, Santa Fe Indian School, Institute of American Indian Arts, University of Arizona, and California art schools. He is a commercial artist, Katsina carver, fabric artist, weaver, ceramist, sculptor and painter.

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

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