NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1989

  • John Cephas was born July 4, 1930, in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington, D.C. His father was a...

  • The Fairfield Four was first organized as an a cappella gospel trio of young African American men in the...

  • José Gutiérrez was born July 2, 1942, on a ranch called La Costa de la Palma (the palm tree...

  • Richard Hagopian was born April 3, 1937, to Armenian parents in the small town of Fowler in the central...

  • Christy Hengel was born December 25, 1922, on a farm about four miles east of Wanda in southwestern Minnesota....

  • Ilias Kementzides was born April 2, 1926, in Kazakhstan in the Soviet Union, of Greek parents from Sampsunda, Pontus....

  • During the Depression years of the 1930s, an unemployed wagon-stripper in southern Wisconsin named Per Lysne turned to rosemaling,...

  • Vanessa Paukeigope Morgan was born October 5, 1952, in the Gila River Indian community near Tempe, Arizona, the daughter...

  • Mabel Murphy was born in 1907 in Callaway County, in the agricultural heartland of Missouri. She began school at...

  • LaVaughn Robinson was born February 9, 1927, in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He learned to dance from his mother at...

  • Earl Scruggs was born January 6, 1924, near Shelby, North Carolina, in an area known as the Flint Hill...

  • Harry V. Shourds was born July 24, 1930, on the New Jersey coast He is a third-generation decoy carver....

  • Chesley Goseyun Wilson was born July 31, 1932, in the village of Bylas on the San Carlos Apache Reservation...