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Mr. Teddy Draper Jr.

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Owner and Director

Phone: (928) ***-****  HQ Phone
DeChelly Galleries Presentation
P.O. Box 1936
Chinle , Arizona 86503
United States

Company Description: Teddy Draper, Jr. renowned Navajo Artist residing on the edge of Canyon De Chelly National Monument is a master of pastels, oil painting, and watercolors,...   more
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Navajo Artist - DeChelly Galleries in Chinle, Arizona
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Thunder On The Mesa Artist Proof - Ted Draper Jr.
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Hope Of Warmth Art Print - Ted Draper Jr.
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DeChelly Experience - Painting by Ted Draper Jr.
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Bring Home The Bacon - Painting by Ted Draper Jr.
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Home At Last - Painting by Ted Draper Jr.
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These are all themes commonly depicted by Teddy Draper, Jr. with his pastel technique.
The transition of an individual's preconceived notions of nature to more natural and universal imagery begins the moment they set foot on the Navajo Reservation. The ability to see and feel images differently happens with first hand exposure to the Navajo philosophy to Walk In Beauty in the most spiritual of places on earth; Canyon De Chelly, Arizona.
Teddy Draper, Jr., the son of a WWII Navajo "Code Talker" is a holder of many prestigious awards for his art. He is a master of pastels, watercolors, oil painting and traditional and modern design Navajo jewelry. His techniques, constantly refined over thirty years, have grown into a personal style which he attributes to a feeling for "unseen colors. Teddy is renowned for his ability to recreate the drama and special light found in the sunsets of the great Southwest and brilliant depictions of his homeland and the Navajo lifestyle in and around the Canyon De Chelly area. He also holds artists workshops on his special pastel and painting techniques.
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In this community on the Navajo reservation, Teddy Draper, Jr. devotes his free time and efforts to the Chinle Youth Athletic Club. Garnering many championships. He enjoys working with the Navajo youth, giving them guidance and inspiration. He encourages the next generation of Navajo artists by teaching them to excel in academics and athletics while retaining their rich culture and traditional values that have sustained the Navajo in their desert homeland for centuries.
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With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016
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With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016 Details to be announced
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016 Details to be announced
Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
Santa Fe Indian Market
Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. BOOTH - 129-POG (Palace Of The Governors - East End)
Crimson Valley - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Art Print
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Navajo Jewelry Traditional and Contemporary Design - Teddy Draper, Jr. DeChelly Galleries - Navajo Artist - Chinle, Arizona
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Navajo artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. is noted as much for his painting as for his handmade turquoise, silver, and gold jewelry. You'll find finely crafted silver rings, earrings, bracelets, bola ties and belt buckles inset with precious gems and high quality stones such as turquoise from Carico Lake, Bisbee and Morenci.
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Teddy has created a special niche in the Native American Art world. He is equally adept at traditional techniques and contemporary designs in both jewelry and painting. Teddy has traveled the United States exhibiting his work and has achieved international acclaim touring Germany, the Netherlands, and Great Britain.
In addition to jewelry making, Teddy Draper, Jr. also holds widely acclaimed Artist Workshops in and around Navajo country - the beautiful Canyon De Chelly. He is also the owner/director of the DeChelly Gallery in Chinle, Arizona. His works have won awards nationally and are collected internationally.
Shown above are just a few examples of Teddy's jewelry work currently for sale.
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Learn more about Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
Exquisite Excursion 3-day Multimedia Workshop
With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016
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With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016 Details to be announced
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016 Details to be announced
Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
Santa Fe Indian Market
Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. BOOTH - 129-POG (Palace Of The Governors - East End)
Crimson Valley - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Art Print
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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©2014 - 2015 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.
Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Teddy Draper, Jr. Coach - Chinle, Arizona
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Navajo artist Teddy Draper, Jr. is not only passionate about his art, Navajo culture and De Chelly homeland, but also about coaching his Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball team.
In this community on the Navajo reservation, Teddy Draper, Jr. devotes much of his free time and efforts to the Chinle Youth Athletic Club; a volunteer drug and alcohol awareness group which helps to provide organized and supervised athletic competitions as an alternative to substance abuse. As a basketball coach he spends his time during the winter months traveling the Southwest with his teams for games and tournament competitions.
Teddy Draper Jr. still remembers the moment he decided to found a youth basketball team in Chinle 27 years ago. He was at a chapter meeting when someone brought up Chinle's increasing alcohol and drug problem.
"Mostly what was said was along the lines of tougher enforcement, building more jails, more youth detention centers," he recalled. "Nothing was said about getting kids to avoid drugs and alcohol in the first place."
Thinking about the things that had made a difference in his own childhood, Draper kept coming back to sports. "The next morning I was on the phone to Father Blane (Grein), asking him if I could use the gym at the Catholic Church."
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Since then, every fall, Draper's there unlocking the gym for the Arizona Bluebirds, his girls' 12-and-under team, and the Chinle Rattlers, the boys team.
Proof that basketball is a positive thing: the kids Draper coached two or three decades ago are now sending their kids to him. "I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble,'" Draper mused, "but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college.
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With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016
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With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016 Details to be announced
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016 Details to be announced
Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
Santa Fe Indian Market
Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. BOOTH - 129-POG (Palace Of The Governors - East End)
Crimson Valley - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Art Print
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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©2014 - 2015 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.
Original Paintings by Navajo Artist Teddy Draper, Jr. - DeChelly Galleries in Chinle, Arizona
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Original Recent Paintings by Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
Teddy Draper, Jr's work is widely collected and highly sought after. He works primarily in pastels and oils and is renowned for his ability to recreate the drama and special light found in the sunsets of the great Southwest.
Diné painter, Teddy Draper, Jr. captures brilliant depictions of his homeland and the Navajo lifestyle in and around the Canyon De Chelly area. Flourescent sunsets and the rock spires so well known on the Navajo Reservation, the slightest hint of lavender in the clouds of the cold blue evening sky, a lone rider anticipating the warmth of his Hogan after a long, cold day battling wind and snow.
Many paintings are sold prior to their completion! Mr. Draper does work on commissions and will happily discuss your special painting with you.
Learn more about Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
Exquisite Excursion 3-day Multimedia Workshop
With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016
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With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016 Details to be announced
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016 Details to be announced
Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
Santa Fe Indian Market
Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. BOOTH - 129-POG (Palace Of The Governors - East End)
Crimson Valley - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Art Print
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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©2014 - 2015 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.
Teddy Draper, Jr. Story - Biography Navajo Artist - DeChelly Galleries in Chinle, Arizona
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Teddy Draper, Jr. talks about his father Ted Draper Sr. Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr. talks about his father Ted Draper Sr. Navajo Code Talker
Artist Profile & Biography
Teddy Draper, Jr. was born on October 3, 1949, and is the son of a former United States Marine Corps Navajo Code-talker who had served in the South Pacific during World War II. He is a member of the Navajo Nation and calls Canyon De Chelly and Canyon Del Muerto "home". His maternal clan is Naashgali Dine'e, paternal clan is Ashiihi, maternal grandfather's clan is todicheeni, and paternal grandfather's clan is tohahelini.
Teddy works mainly in pastels, a medium for which he is very well known. He employs an individual technique that has been constantly refined and improved upon for the past thirty-five years, incorporating under painting pastel in order to achieve the highest brilliance, dimension, and resonance of color in this medium. He attributes his present style to a feeling for "unseen colors."
In recent years Draper has conducted artists workshops and seminars instructing artists in his technique.
The opportunity for an artist is nothing short of a 'revelation' and is graciously offered by renowned painter and teacher, Teddy Draper, Jr. in his 'Exquisite Excursions' artists workshops.
Navajo national Monument
"The opportunity for an artist is nothing short of a revelation"and is graciously offered by renowned painter and teacher, Teddy Draper, Jr. in his "Exquisite Excursions" artists workshops.
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Renowned Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. will be exhibiting his work at the Santa Fe, NM Indian Market, August 20-21, 2016. Visit him at Booth 129-POG.
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Education & Appointments
Draper studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Navajo Community College in Many Farms, Arizona, where one of his instructors was Clifford Beck, the noted Navajo pastel artist.
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Ted Draper, Jr. has served on the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Board, The Fine Arts Showcase and Indian Market during the Navajo Nation Fair, and is presently serving on the advisory board of the Pueblo Grande's Museum annual Indian Market as well as the Board of Directors with the Navajo Arts and Humanities Council.
Draper currently resides in Chinle, Arizona with his wife Ophelia.
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Chinle is located in Northeastern Arizona at the mouth of Canyon De Chelly, a National Monument which Teddy lives, breathes, and paints. In this community on the Navajo reservation Draper devotes his free time and efforts to the Chinle Youth Athletic Club; a volunteer drug and alcohol awareness group which helps to provide organized and supervised athletic competitions as an alternative to substance abuse. As a basketball coach he spends his time during the winter months traveling the Southwest with his teams for games and tournament competitions.
Draper and his wife Ophelia Garcia are internationally known for their turquoise, silver, and gold jewelry.
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With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016
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With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016 Details to be announced
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
Exquisite Excursion Multimedia Workshop
With Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. - 6/1/2016 - 6/3/2016 Details to be announced
Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
Santa Fe Indian Market
Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. BOOTH - 129-POG (Palace Of The Governors - East End)
Crimson Valley - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Art Print
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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©2014 - 2015 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.
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