Kendrick Benally was born in Tuba City, Arizona, and raised on the southwest region of the Navajo Nation in a rural community named Birdsprings. He is of the Red Running into the Water People, born from the Mexican clan.
For as long as Kendrick can remember, he has had a great passion for art. Growing up on the Navajo Nation, he had many long days with little to do. “With only the earth as my canvas and rocks and sticks as my tools, i had to rely largely on my imagination to pass the time. This situation probably contributed to my artistic output unknowingly”, says Kendrick.
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