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Bahe Whitethorn, Jr. works on a painting in the courtyard of the Museum of Northern Arizona during the 67th annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture. He earned an Honorable Mention for his painting “Warriors Gaze.” (Photo/Ryan Williams Photography)

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Beloved Diné artist Bahe Whitethorne Jr. passes away March 26

The art world in Flagstaff and around the Navajo and Hopi reservations reeled in sorrow as Bahe Whitethorne Jr.’s family announced he passed away March 26. The cause of death is currently unknown.