Johnson Yazzie Sedona Artist Bio
Born and raised on the Navajo (Diné) Reservation in Pinion, Arizona
Johnson Yazzie has had a lifelong career in the fine arts. Having spent
thirty years creating two-dimensional art in the form of paintings he also
began sculpting bronze in 2015. He worked as a commercial artist in
Phoenix in the mid-1980s also doing illustration for books. Johnson says his
elders taught him respect for animals, especially sheep, cattle, and horses
for they create a sense of home and give humans joy. Fluent in Navajo and
English, Johnson teaches that the word Hózhó means balance, harmony,
and beauty. Hózhó is the word by which he lives.
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