Harry Fonseca

(American | Maidu, born 1946, died 2006)

Late Native American artist Harry Fonseca created artworks that explore the traditions, myths, and legends of his Maidu heritage. Fonseca was born in Sacramento, California of Nisenan Maidu (Northern California), Hawaiian, and Portuguese heritage. He studied art at California State University Sacramento with Native American artist Frank LaPena but quit to pursue his own vision of art.