Charles Loloma was a Native American artist. Charles Loloma was born in Hotevilla- Bacavi, Arizona in the year 1921. Loloma was of Hopi ancestry. As an artist he was a painter, potter, and jewelry maker.
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Loloma served his country in the Second World War from 1942- 1945. After the war and with the G.I. bill the artist attended Alfred University School for American Craftsman.
The artist was married to a fellow artist, a potter named Otellie Pasiyava. Both he and his wife earned a certificate in pottery from Alfred University. One goal of the couple was to take the knowledge about pottery they had gained in college, and spread the knowledge back on their own reservation.
Loloma was commissioned to create a piece of jewelry for the Queen of Denmark.
Charles Loloma passed away in 1991. He was seventy-one years of age.
Charles Loloma had a great knack for designing intriguing jewelry designs. His use of bold color designs makes his work stand out from his peers.