New, Lloyd Kiva 1916-2002

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NEW, Lloyd Kiva 1916-2002

PERSONAL: Born Lloyd H. New, February 18, 1916, in Fairland, OK; died of heart failure February 8, 2002, in Santa Fe, NM. Education: Attended Oklahoma State University, University of New Mexico, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and University of Chicago; earned B.A., 1938; also attended Harvard University; studied mural art with Olle Nordmark and textile arts with D. D. Tillett and Leslie Tillett.

CAREER: U.S. Indian School, Phoenix, AZ, teacher of arts and crafts, 1938-c. 1941; Lloyd Kiva Studio (and successor studios), Scottsdale, AZ, founder and fabric designer, beginning 1946; University of Arizona, codirector of Southwest Indian Arts Project, 1959-61; Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, arts director and instructor in fabric design, 1962-67, president, 1967-78, and vice president of Development Foundation. Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art, charter member of board of trustees and member of national advisory board; Smithsonian Institution, senior advisor to National Museum of the American Indian; Heye Foundation, member of advisory council of Museum of the American Indian; member of national advisory board, Plains Indian Museum and Buffalo Bill Historical Society. Arizona State Fair, director of Indian exhibit, 1939-50; U.S. Department of the Interior, chair of Indian Arts and Crafts Board, 1971, and proponent of National Foundation for American Indian Art; U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, trainer of Indian art teachers; National Foundation for Talents in the Arts, adjudicator of fine arts, 1984-88; UNESCO, member of Technology and Cultural Transformation. Exhibitions: Art work represented at exhibitions, including Edinburgh Festival, Native American Center for the Living Arts, and an international touring exhibit of the U.S. Department of the Interior; work collected at Casa de las Americas in Cuba, Institute of American Indian Arts, and Museum of Modern Art. Military service: U.S. Army, battalion artist during World War II. U.S. Navy, boat wave commander 1943-46; became lieutenant.

MEMBER: World Crafts Council (member of board of directors), International Council of Indian Arts (member of board of directors), American Institute of Interior Design (honorary member), American Crafts Council (fellow; member of board of directors), American Council of Arts Education (past chair of Intercultural Committee).

AWARDS, HONORS: Cultural Services Medal, University of Arizona, 1960; Lloyd New Room dedicated at Institute of American Indian Arts, 1992; Honored One Award, Red Earth Indian Arts Festival, 1994; Red Tuxedo Award, Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitor's Bureau/Arizona American Indian Tourism Association, 2001.


(And producer) Sipapu (dance-drama), produced in Washington, DC, 1964.

(And producer) Feather the Shrine (dance-drama), produced in Washington, DC, 1964.

The Institute of American Indian Arts Alumni Exhibition (catalogue), [Fort Worth, TX], 1974.

American Indian Art in the 1980s, [Niagara Falls, NY], 1981.

Art of the Native American: The Southwest, from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present, [Owensboro, KY], 1985.

Selections from the Permanent Collection: Past and Present Faculty, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum (Santa Fe, NM), 1994.

Contributor to books, including Handbook on the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), 1987; and Creativity Is Our Tradition, edited by Richard Hill, [Santa Fe, NM], 1992. Contributor to periodicals, including Arts in Society and House Beautiful.



St. James Guide to Native North American Artists, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998, pp. 412-414.


Cherokee Observer, August, 1993, "New 'Honored One' at Red Earth," p. 20.

Indian Artist, winter, 1997, Marilyn LaFountain, "Honoring Lloyd Kiva New."



New York Times, February 10, 2002, p. A31.*

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