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Daphne Odjig

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Tinesha Latchmiah

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Daphne Odjig
By: Tinesha Latchmiah
Who is Daphne Odjig?
Daphne Odjig
is a Canadian First Nation artist of
Odawa-Potawatami-English
heritage.
About
Birthday: September 11, 1919 (age 96)
Born: Wikwemikong
Lived With: Grandfather
Who is she again?: Aboriginal Artist
Life Events
1973;Professional Native Indian Artists Association!
1978;Eagle Feather!
Education
1.Ottawa
2.Sweden
Travel
Canada, USA, Belgium, Japan, Europe...
Illness
Daphne had an unknown illness which caused her to withdraw from school at the age of 12.
Inspiration
Grandfather
Mother
Father
Characteristics of Daphne Odjig's Art
Legends, joys and realities of Aboriginal life.
Clear colours
soft
curving contours enclosed in black outlining
transparency
overlapping of shapes
abstract figuration
people/animals

Moment of Commitment
Earth Mother
91.4x61.5cm
Collection of Stan Somerville, Westbank, BC.
1969
Acrylic on Canvas

60.5x50.5cm
Collection of Clifford & Louise Harris, North Vancouver.
1978
Acrylic on canvas
Genocide No.1
61x76cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1971
About "Moment of Commitment"
Elements/Principles: warm colours (and blue), curvy lines, emphasis on the people, feels like everything is where it is suppose to be, and contrast between the image with the people (dark colours) and the background (light colours).
Meaning: Marriage
Other: Worth ~$12,000
Bibliography
turtletrack.org
wikipedia.org
native-art-in-canada.com
herizons.ca
ucobserver.org
odjig.com
arthistoryarchive.com
gallery.ca
nativeonline.com
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