BiographyRena Leslie was a Hopi-Tewa Indian born in 1929 in a pueblo In Arizona. Leslie was an active artist from 1950-1980 although began producing pottery in 1937. The artist’s Hopi-Tewa name is translated as “Yellow Cloud.” Her hallmark is a painted and fired symbol of a yellow cloud. She was known for creating large cylinder vases, jars and bowls. Leslie died in 1980.
Source of Biography
Marshall, Ann. Native Expressions from the American Southwest. Phoenix: Heard Museum/Museum of New Mexico Press, 2000;
Schaaf, Gregory. Hopi-Tewa Pottery. Santa Fe, NM: CIAC Press, 1998;
Wright, Barton. Hallmarks of the Southwest. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1989
Related artworkHopi/Tewa Cylindrical Jar, Polychrome