Robert Lomadapki, Hopi Pueblo Jewelry

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Artist Signature - Robert Lomadapki (1942-2015) Joshweseoma

Artist Robert Lomadapki was born at Hotevilla on Hopi's Third Mesa. He is known for making Hopi overlay style of jewelry since the 1970s. In 2008, he was named an "Arizona Living Treasure" for his dedicated work in education and the Native American Community.

Robert Lomadapki (1942-2015) Joshweseoma was a talented artist, an educator and a gallery owner who spent his time encouraging and promoting the careers of young artists. He spent the last years of his life in the Applied Indigenous Studies department at Northern Arizona University as a traditional knowledge scholar. He was also the owner and operator of Isvaki Gallery in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. In the 1970s he was part of a program at the Museum of Northern Arizona where he was able to collaborate and study along with Duayne Maktima and Victor Beck under the mentorship of Jake Brookings.

Relative Links: Southwest Indian JewelryHopi Pueblo, Hopituh Shi-nu-muVictor Beck