Lambert Homer Jr.


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Lambert Homer Jr. was the son of well-known Zuni lapidary artist Lambert Homer and the grandson of Leekya Deyuse.  Along with his father, Lambert Homer Sr., he worked for the legendary trader C. G. Wallace. Wallace became a trader at Zuni in 1920 and revitalized the jewelry making tradition at the pueblo by introducing new tools and working closely with the artists. He hired only the most talented artists and marketed their work to the tourists visiting the Southwest. The result of this endeavor was the creation of some of the most beautiful pieces of Native American jewelry made in the early 20th century. His father, Lambert Homer Sr., is credited with being the first to incorporate the Apache Gaan Dancer as a motif.