Bobby Hicks, Diné Artist

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Signature of Bobby Hicks, Diné ArtistDiné of the Navajo Nation artist Bobby Hicks was a painter.  He attended the University of Northern Arizona, and the University of Arizona, under the Southwest Indian Art Project.

To quote Dorothy Dunn “Bobby Hicks [1934-2014] is essentially an abstractionist, although he seldom follows the conventions and figures of the tribal sandpaintings. His own interpretations of various life forms and his experiments with unusual color and mannerisms are intriguing and often admirable.”  Clara Lee Tanner said: “He received honorable mention at the Philbrook in 1958; in 1969 he entered several graphics in the Scottsdale National.  [H]is style may be fully realistic, or more schematized or impressionistic.  He has used both flat color and modeling in color. Hicks seems to have been constantly experimenting with his painting.”

References: Dunn, Dorothy. American Indian Painting of the Southwest and Plains Areas

Relative Links: Native American Paintings, Navajo Nation