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David Fadden

Instructor, Cultural Educator and illustrator


This Akwesasne Mohawk artist was born in Lake Placid New York and grew up in Onchiota. While watching his father illustrate books, he would mimic with his crayons on the family home’s walls. At 19, David got his first job illustrating books. Some of his work revolves around the Adirondacks Mountains, animal and lately portraits of the Mohawk people. Fadden’s objective are to dispel the stereotype that native people are stoic and mirthless and produce a series of painting telling and preserving the stories of his people, stories only known through oral tradition.