Hangin’ with the Masters – Ep. 21: Bennie “Yellowman” Nelson and Benjamin “Ahn-Hia-Ohm” Nelson
In conjunction with True West of Santa Fe, Wright’s Indian Art is proud to present Hangin’ with the Masters – Episode 21: Bennie Yellowman Nelson and Benjamin Nelson!!
Yellowman and Benjamin will be at Wright’s Indian Art in Albuquerque on Saturday, November 9th from 12 pm until 4 pm.
Yellowman and Benjamin will be at True West of Santa Fe on Sunday, November 10th from 11am until 5pm.
Bennie Yellowman Nelson is an acclaimed Navajo artist who has honed his craft over the course of 50 years of work, starting at a young age with painting with acrylics and watercolors. Over the years, he has been featured in many different galleries all across the country. The work he enters into various art shows is consistently a favorite with crowds, with eye-grabbing colors and striking detail.
Yellowman is also an avid public speaker, raising awareness and bringing light to issues that the Native American communities face. He is involved in several charities, as he believes in giving back to the community and those in need, and holds that belief very close to his heart. He feels that being a positive figure in his community is a large part of who he is.
Benjamin Nelson, the son of Yellowman, is an accomplished artist in his own right. A painter who started at the age of 5, has been perfecting his craft and methods over the years. His work, which ranges from his own style of ledger art, to multimedia, and even wearable art, has been collected all over the world. Public figures such as Princess Diana, former President Bill Clinton, and former New Mexico governor Heather Wilson have collected Benjamin’s work over the years.
Throughout his career as an artist, Benjamin has been juried into many competitions and has won awards nearly everywhere he has entered. While he is young in years, Benjamin is a veteran artist and has already established himself as a master of his craft with many years of growth ahead!
We are very excited to have these two wonderful and talented artists at both galleries for our first dual event…you won’t want to miss this!!