By Kate Crowley
American Indian illustrators have made art to accompany books and other media for more than a century. Artists’ books are one-of-a-kind or small edition works of art that explore the boundaries of printed and bound books. The combination of American Indian picture and word based on personal experience and cultural heritage create imaginative narratives.
Below: Hoke Denetsosie, Navajo, b. 1919. Untitled, c. 1950. Heard Museum purchase. Watercolor, paper and posterboard.