Mary Morez

Mary Morez (January 16, 1946 – September 25, 2004) was a Navajo painter.

Born close Tuba City, Arizona, Morez was stricken in imitation of both polio and rheumatic fever as a girl, and underwent numerous operations as a result before brute adopted by Lawrence and Mary Keim. She first studied at the Phoenix Indian School before receiving a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and usual a scholarship to breakdown fashion illustration at the Ray Vogue Art School in Chicago. In 1969 she chose to devote her enactment to full-time painting on the other hand of poster art. Allan Houser and Oscar Howe served as her mentors yet to be in life. Her achievement combined time-honored Navajo elements similar to a more contemporary, abstract style. Besides painting Morez afterward worked as a textile artist. For much of her career she lived in Phoenix, Arizona. Morez is represented in the buildup of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.

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