Loloma, Charles 1921-1991

Loloma was a leader in modern Native jewelry design whose innovations made him the most famous and widely collected Indian jeweler of all time.  He was born near Hotevilla on Hopi’s Third Mesa and attended Hopi High School where Fred Kabotie led the art program. In 1939, Kabotie asked Loloma to assist him in creating murals for the Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco and the next year with a mural commission for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

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