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Steve Nighthawk


Steve Nighthawk, Paiute Artist

Steve Nighthawk is a descendent of the Shoshone, Washoe, and Paiute Tribes of Nevada.

He spent his early years growing up on the Reno/Sparks Indian Colony in Reno, Nevada.
It is there, during his elementary school days, that he developed an interest in drawing
This interest resulted in the production of many early drawings of animals and the winning
of many awards still cherished by his family and friends.

Steve's drawings reflects his love of nature and life. Having a strong interest in art,
his works in the 1970's expanded from the trditional Native animals, with a special focus on
eagles and hawks. Most of his artwork displays a circle which means the "Circle of Life",
"The Four Directions" used in Native American religion. He currently works out of his home
with the hope of one day opening up his own studio where he would like to pepetuate Native
upbringing and ideology through his artwork.

Steve's mediums include pencil, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels. His artwork is affiliated with
Cort Gallery of the Three Rivers, California, Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada, The
Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Lazy Owl in Visalia, CA. Steve has also shared his
talents and passion for art with the Reno/Sparks Indian Colony community conducting art classes
and exhibiting his art throughout the area.

Links for Steve Nighthawk

RSIC Newsletter

TV Mural Story

Reno Gazette Journal article

Contact info:

Steve Nighthawk 775-378-9394