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Stevens, Fred (1922 - 1983), sand painter

Frank Kempster

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Navajo sand painter. Stevens, also known as Grey Squirrel, was a Navajo artist and ceremonial singer known for furthering the practice of permatizing sand paintings. He was born into the Kinyaà áanii clan. As a boy his father taught him the Blessingway chant and Stevens conducted his first ceremony when he was 18. Sand painting was a part of some ceremonies.

Beginning in 1946, Stevens gave roadside demonstrations of sand painting near a tourist

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