List of Native American artists

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Michael Kabotie, Hopi jeweler and painter

This is a list of visual artists who are Native Americans in the United States. The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 defines "Native American" as being enrolled in either federally recognized tribes or state recognized tribes or "an individual certified as an Indian artisan by an Indian Tribe."[1] This does not include non-Native American artists using Native American themes. Additions to the list need to reference a recognized, documented source and specifically name tribal affiliation according to federal and state lists. Indigenous American artists outside the United States can be found at List of indigenous artists of the Americas.

Basket weavers

Bead and quill artists

Ceramic artists

Diverse traditional artists

Fashion designers

Glass artists

Installation and new genres artists

Metalsmiths and jewelers


Performance artists




Textile artists


See also


  1. ^ "The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990." Archived 2006-09-25 at the Wayback Machine. US Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board. (retrieved 2 Nov 2009)
  2. ^ Goins, Charles Robert and Danney Goble. Historical Atlas of Oklahoma. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006: 249. ISBN 978-0-8061-3482-6. (retrieved through Google Books, 19 April 2009)
  3. ^ a b Witt, D (2003). "Three Taos Pueblo Painters". Traditional Fine Art Online, Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  4. ^ AskArt
  5. ^ Lester, p. 443
  6. ^ Hitéemlkiliiksix "Within the Circle of the Rim"


  • Lester, Patrick D. The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995. ISBN 0-8061-9936-9.

External links

  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Indian Arts and Crafts Association
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