Hopi artist Michael Kabotie passes at age 67

Flagstaff, Arizona (AP) 11-09

Michael Kabotie, an American Indian artist whose colorful paintings reflected traditional Hopi life has passed away. He was 67.

Kabotie’s 22-year-old daughter, Meg Adakai, says her father became ill several weeks ago and died October23 at a Flagstaff hospital of swine flu and related complications.

Earlier this year, Kabotie was a winner of a juried competition at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. The museum’s Web site says Kabotie is to be the featured artist at the annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market in March.

Kabotie’s daughter says her father lived in Second Mesa, a community on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona where he was raised.

 

 

 

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