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Baje Whitethorne Sr.

Baje Whitethorne, Sr. was born in 1951 near Shonto, on the Navajo reservation in north-central Arizona. He received little formal art training. Whitethorne apprenticed as a boilermaker, and supported himself and his family for fifteen years, before turning his full attention to painting.
His award-winning watercolors and acrylics record landscapes and Navajo people, often harking back to his memories of a traditional Navajo childhood herding sheep, riding horses, and living in a hogan. His work is collected and celebrated internationally, and shown in many museums.