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Shonto Begay
Navajo

Born in a hogan and raised on Dineh’ land, known as the Navajo Nation, Shonto Begay began professionally writing, illustrating and painting in 1983. His work captures the striking beauties of a traditional Navajo upbringing and the harsh realities of modern reservation life. His acrylic paintings are done in a series of small brush strokes that repeat like the words of a traditional Navajo blessing prayer. Images harken heartfelt childhood memories and resonate the constant struggle for balance and harmony with humankind and the Earth. Shonto's work speaks to audiences of all ages about inspiration and the importance of education and embracing cultural backgrounds.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Silent NightModern West
2019
Modern West Holiday's | Group ShowModern West
2017
Aje' Ji' | The Heart WayModern West
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Shonto Begay
Navajo

30 Year-Old Trophy Buckle, 2014

Acrylic on canvas
24 × 12 × 1 1/2 in
61 × 30.5 × 3.8 cm
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$2,000
Location
Salt Lake City, Ogden
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Medium
Signature
Front, bottom right
Image rights
reproduction rights remain with the artist
Shonto Begay
Navajo

Born in a hogan and raised on Dineh’ land, known as the Navajo Nation, Shonto Begay began professionally writing, illustrating and painting in 1983. His work captures the striking beauties of a traditional Navajo upbringing and the harsh realities of modern reservation life. His acrylic paintings are done in a series of small brush strokes that repeat like the words of a traditional Navajo blessing prayer. Images harken heartfelt childhood memories and resonate the constant struggle for balance and harmony with humankind and the Earth. Shonto's work speaks to audiences of all ages about inspiration and the importance of education and embracing cultural backgrounds.

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