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Daphne Odjig

For my Canadian First Nations Art History class - University of Lethbridge 2013

Hawley Massel

on 4 April 2013

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Transcript of Daphne Odjig

Odjig Who is She? Accomplishments Odjig's Impact on the First Nations Art World "I see my paintings as a celebration of life... My paintings are perhaps my most honest and legitimate statement." -Daphne Odjig (NGC Artist Profile) A Little Important Background... Daphne Odjig was born September 11, 1919 on the Wikwemikong Reserve on the Manitoulin Island in Ontario. Her heritage is Odawa - Potawatomi and English She currently lives in Penticton, British Columbia and continues to paint despite being 'retired.' A Few of Many... In 1986, Odjig was one of 4 international artists to paint an homage to Picasso in France at the Picasso museum. 2007 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts - the highest award for visual art She is the first female First Nations artist to receive a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada
"The Drawings and Paintings of Daphne Odjig:
A Retrospective Exhibition
23 October 2009 - 3 January 2010" While Odjig has received many awards and recognition individually, it is important to consider her contributions to the First Nations art scene as a whole. Family and Relationships in a First Nations Context. "Together"
colour silkscreen on paper
H 22.25 W 23.5 D in. - H 56 W 59 D cm. 1979 Mother's Embrace
colour silkscreen on paper
H 20.5 W 17.5 D in. - H 52 W 44 D cm. 1982
Love Suite Four Decades of Prints, by M.Wood, Kamloops Art Gallery, 2005 First Nations Spirituality Nanabush and the Spirit of Winter
- 1968
Pastel Earth Mother - 1969
Acrylic on paper Nanabajou and His Daughter 1969
Acrylic on board
107.5 × 77.6 cm First Nations Sexuality. Big One and the Bad Medicine Woman 1970
Acrylic on paper
66 × 61 cm The Evil Spell 1971
Acrylic on board
76.4 × 101.8 cm The Lady Teacher 1970
Acrylic on board
99.2 × 76.3 cm The Native Group of Seven The Indian Group of Seven, although somewhat short lived opened many doors for First Nations artists in the future. and Environmentalism “Daphne encouraged us,” - Alex Janvier IIII References Canadian Council for the Arts Guidelines: http://www.canadacouncil.ca/NR/rdonlyres/85BCD4C8-A933-48FC-92DF-5979E8944E15/0/PRG13E0312.pdf

Daphne Odjig Artist Profile: http://www.daphneodjig.com/profile.html

Daphne Odjig and the Indian Group of Seven: Class Notes, Jan. 30

Daphne Odjig at the McMichael: youtube interview

Daphne Odjig: A Retrospective Exhibition - http://www.gallery.ca/odjig/en/20.htm

Hambleton Galleries; Daphne Odjig: http://www.hambletongalleries.com/dynamic/artists/Daphne_Odjig__CM_OBC_LLD_RCA.asp

Indian Group of Seven: http://www.ammsa.com/node/30111

List of Works: http://www.gallery.ca/documents/news/List_of_works_Odjig_FINAL_ENG.pdf

Native Group of Seven: http://www.canadianart.ca/tag/indian-group-of-seven/

Odjig: Artist Profile: http://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artist.php?iartistid=24950 “The Grandmother of Aboriginal art” - National Gallery of Canada Assessment Criteria for the Artistic Achievement and Saidye Bronfman Awards (Governor General Awards)• the artistic excellence of the nominee’swork
• the nominee’s contribution to the advancement of the practices of visual arts,
media arts or fine crafts in Canada.
A key element of the assessment process is the quality of support material
illustrating the nominee’s work Taken from the Nominations Guidelines and Form for the 2013 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts - The Canadian Council for the Arts
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