Biografie von Narciso Platero ABEYTA (1918-1998)

Birth place: Canoncito, NM

Addresses: Gallup, NM, 1967

Profession: Navaho painter, illustrator

Studied: Santa Fe Indian Sch., 1939; Somerset Art Sch., 1940.

Work: Philbrook AC; Univ. Oklahoma; Mus. New Mexico; Arizona State Mus.

Comments: His Navaho names are Ha So Deh (Ascending) and Hoskeil (Forceful). Served four years in WWII, suffering shellshock which caused his artistic output to lessen after the war. In 1961, however, his work was praised in Art in America..

Sources: P&H Samuels, 2.

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