Ed Singer is a Navajo Artist born and
raised on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. His superb
draftsmanship and realistic view of Navajo life, a view often
laced with subtle humor derived from the contrast of
traditional Navajo ways with modern life, place him at the
forefront of contemporary art. Singer is the first Navajo
artist to show his people as they really are, living their
day-to-day lives under trying conditions a White Man's world.
Singer, unlike his much older contemporary, R. C. Gorman,
chooses to live on the reservation with his people, the
inspiration for his art.
Singer's introduction to lithography began
when he was invited as a guest artist at Western Graphics
Workshop in 1977. This opportunity gave him a chance to work
in a new and challenging medium and made it possible for him
to reach a broader audience with his work. His first
lithographs were so accomplished and successful that fellow
Navajo artist, R. C. Gorman, who greatly admired Singer's
work, began to refer to himself as Western Graphics'
"number two son," a compliment Singer found
Singer's work is represented in numerous
private collection and such public collections as the Heard
Museum, University of New Mexico Museum, Museum of New Mexico
of Albuquerque, Wheelwright Museum, Roswell Museum and Art
Center, Louis B. Leaky Foundation Collection and Philadelphia
Museum of Art.