List of Native American artists

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.

Dextra Quotskuyva, Hopi ceramic artist
Harvey Pratt, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes painter, draftsman, and sculptor, who designed the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC

Basket makersEdit

Beadwork and quillwork artistsEdit

Ceramic artistsEdit

Diverse cultural artistsEdit

Ishi (Yahi, ca. 1861 – March 25, 1916)

Fashion designersEdit

Glass artistsEdit

Installation and new genres artistsEdit

Metalsmiths and jewelersEdit

Michael Kabotie (Hopi, 1942–2009) jeweler and painter

Mixed-media artistsEdit


Performance artistsEdit




Textile artistsEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990". Indian Arts and Crafts Board. US Department of the Interior. Archived from the original on 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder, Tahnee (Fall 2017). "Seven Directions". First American Art Magazine (16): 16–17. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  3. ^ Goins, Charles Robert; Goble, Danney (2006). Historical Atlas of Oklahoma. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 249. ISBN 978-0-8061-3482-6 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Fine Art and Outsiders: Attacking the Barriers". The New York Times. 9 February 1996. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Quincy Tahoma". AskArt.
  7. ^ Lester, p. 443
  8. ^ "Hitéemlkiliiksix "Within the Circle of the Rim"". Archived from the original on 17 August 2016.


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

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