Johnny Mike Begay, Diné of the Navajo Nation Silversmith

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Artist signature initials of Johnny Mike Begay, Diné SilversmithAward winner Diné of the Navajo Nation Silversmith Johnny Mike Begay skillfully created beautiful silver jewelry. He garnered several awards at the 1976 Santa Fe Indian Market, apparently the last year of his life. His work was included in "Jewels of the Southwest" at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe in 2002.

Johnny Mike Begay was an active silversmith until 1976. He was one of those who worked at the White Hogan. He was a jeweler associated with Dean Kirk, John Kennedy, and White Hogan-all dealers in Native arts and crafts. He signed his creations with his initials JMB.

Johnny Mike Begay lived in Houck, Arizona.

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