Elizabeth Abeyta passed away in 2007, much too young. Beautiful in every way, she was a prize-winning artist who was best known for her contemporary clay sculpture, her graceful Navajo women and her fantasy, Native figures. Her work is in many leading private and public collections.
She was one of an exceptionally gifted family: her father, early Navajo painter Narciso Abeyta, studied under Dorothy Dunn at the Santa Fe Indian School during the 1930’s. Her brother is celebrated artist Tony Abeyta, and one of her sisters, Pablita Abeyta, is also an award-winning clay artist.
The Wheelwright Museum, in Santa Fe, had a group exhibit of the work of Narciso, Tony, and Elizabeth Abeyta, which showed the different ways their mutual talent expressed itself.