Clara Sherman biography

Clara Sherman

Artist, Deceased Person

1914 – 2010

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Who was Clara Sherman?

Clara Nezbah Sherman was a Navajo artist particularly known for her Navajo rugs. Born Nezbah Gould, her mother was of the Hashtłʼishnii clan, and her father was of the Naashashí Dineʼé. She was the last surviving member of ten siblings including an adopted sister. Sherman and her siblings learned to weave as children from her family, who specialized in the craft. Clara had several children with her husband, John Sherman. Her daughters and granddaughters also learned to weave.

She played the harmonica, and could "keep a melody and bass line going at the same time."

In 2006, she was awarded the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts by the governor of New Mexico in association with the National Endowment for the Arts. She is one of the artists whose work is available at the historic Toadlena Trading Post on New Mexico Arts' Fiber Arts Trail.

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Born
Feb 18, 1914
Newcomb
Ethnicity
  • Navajo people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Newcomb
Died
Jul 31, 2010

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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