NATIVE AMERICAN ART - NAVAJO - BY FRED CLEVELAND

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  • Sold Date: Jun 21, 2010
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THIS PAINTING IS BY FRED CLEVELAND AND I BELIEVE IS TITLED [ NAVAJO ] PERFECT CONDITION PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS . 16" X 20" not a reproduction

Fred Cleaveland is a member of the Bitter Water and Kayonnie clans. He says he was born at "one of the first Indian hospitals- a Hogan." Until going away to boarding school at the age of ten. Fred lived in a Hogan in the rugged high Desert Mountains near Ganado, AZ w his family raised sheep. He was first exposed to art when he watched his mother weave rugs and his father, who created images in the curative process of sand painting. He left the reservation for a time when his mother taught weaving in Arizona State College in Flagstaff. She could not afford a babysitter and as he sat close by her in the classroom, students would pass him pencils and paper to work with and keep him busy. This was his introduction to a means of expression that he has used ever since. At Toyei Boarding School in Arizona he painted a mural, and during his army experience in Germany did murals as part of is KP duty.

Fred Cleveland remained a basically self-taught artist until he and three other Native American artists, Ted Draper, Jimmy Abeita, and Sammy Sandoval, went away to study for a year and a half at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.

Fred says the if he had to name
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