A celebration of key Native American artists.
Contemporary Native American artists have a strong presence in the North American and international art markets. This talented group’s work can be found in many annual events, an ever-changing array of fine art galleries, and a number of museums throughout North America. These artists give visible form to the past, present, and future of American Indian life. In Contemporary Native American Artists, key luminaries of the Native American art world are brought together through stunning photography and intimate portrayals of their lives and art.
Suzanne Deats, a graduate of the University of New Mexico, is an artist and art critic. She worked at the Santa Fe Reporter for seven years before writing magazine articles and a number of books about artists and fine arts. She lives in Houston, Texas.
Kitty Leaken, a seasoned photojournalist, creates documentaries that preserve art and culture of native peoples in Tibet and Sri Lanka. She graduated from Stanford University, has provided photography for several books, and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.