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Noël Bennett, American artist, author. Recipient Communications Arts award, 1982, Mortimer C. Levintritt award for most outstanding work in department of art and architect, Stanford University, 1961; grantee Weatherhead Foundation, 1975, Tennessee Humanities Foundation, 1982, L.J. and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation, 1986, 89, Richard C. and Susan B. Ernst Foundation, 1989, National Education Association, 1990.


Bennett, Noël was born on December 23, 1939 in San Jose, California, United States. Daughter of Charles Faris and Merton (Meyer) Kirkish.


Bachelor cum laude with honors in humanities, Stanford University, California, 1961. Master of Arts in Education and Fine Art, Stanford University, California, 1962. Postgraduate, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1986.


Art faculty College Notre Dame, Belmont, California, 1963-1967, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1971-1975. Founder Navajo Weaving Restoration Center, 1978. Faculty International College, Los Angeles, 1979-1984.

Researcher A Place in the Wild, New Mexico, since 1984. Founder, director Shared Horizons, since 1981. Conductor multimedia presentations, workshops on Navajo weaving and Native American concepts to numerous museum, university and guilds.

Coordinator seminars on Southwest textiles, culture, fiber and dye identification, storage and conservation, 1980, 82, co-owner Colorpulsantafe LLC.



Married John N. Bennett, II. Children: John N. III, Brockington LeLand. Married Jim Wakeman; partner Russell Betts.

Charles Faris Kirkish

Merton (Meyer) Kirkish

John N. Bennett

Jim Wakeman.

John N. III Bennett

Brockington LeLeand Bennett