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By: support | March 09, 2017

Charles Loloma: Jewelry Artist

Charles Loloma was born on seventh January 1921 near the little village of Hotevilla on the Third Mesa of the Hopi Reservation. His parents were Rex and Rachael Loloma who raised him following traditional ways of life, and this made him grow to become one of the best AZ artists. He started his studies at the Hotevilla Day School and later attended Hopi High School.

He also studied at the Phoenix Indian School, where he graduated in the year 1940. While still schooling, he worked under a famous artist known as Fred Kabotie who selected him to assist in the production of the Awatovi murals for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He also served in the army where immediately after his discharge in 1942 he marrie...