Shumiatcher Art Collection, part 2 of 2, other art in the exhibit


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October 13th 2015
Published: October 18th 2015
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NORVAL MORRISSEAU (1932 - 2007) (nm)NORVAL MORRISSEAU (1932 - 2007) (nm)NORVAL MORRISSEAU (1932 - 2007) (nm)

Norval Morrisseau (1931 – 2007), known as the "Picasso of the North", was an important aboriginal Canadian artist who was born in 1931 on the Sand Point Ojibway reserve near Beardmore, Ontario & died in Toronto in 2007. He was renamed “Copper Thunderbird” at age 19 by a medicine woman after he was very sick & has signed his art works with this new name since. For more info & links about his life & works see intro text. Norval is by far my favorite Canadian native artists ;o)
This album, part 2 of my McKenzie Art Gallery/Shumiatcher series, features other art pieces (other than Inuit), in the Shumiatcher collection exhibition, most of which shows their love of Canadian & Saskatchewan aboriginal art & their support of these artists. Also included are some photos of the exterior & atrium of the beautiful TC Douglas Building (1979) which is home to the gallery. The building was named after TC (Tommy) Douglas, former premier & Saskatchewan's most notable and influential politician known as Canada's "Father of Medicare".

More info: http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/douglas_thomas_clement_1904-86.html



NORVAL MORRISEAU (1931-2007)

Norval Morrisseau, known as the "Picasso of the North", was an important aboriginal Canadian artist who was born in 1931 on the Sand Point Ojibway reserve near Beardmore, Ontario & died in Toronto in 2007. He was renamed “Copper Thunderbird” at age 19 by a medicine woman after he was very sick & has signed his art works with this new name since.

Morriseau founded the Woodlands School of Canadian art and was a prominent member of the “Indian Group of Seven”. As the sole originator of his "Woodland" pictographic style he has become an inspiration to three generations of artists. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts & was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1978. In 2005 and 2006, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa organized a retrospective of his work. This was the first time that the Gallery dedicated a solo exposition to a native artist.



Introduced to the Canadian public at the Pollock Gallery, Toronto, in 1962, Morrisseau was the first artist of First Nations ancestry to break through the Canadian professional white-art barrier. Throughout the 1960s Morrisseau's pictographic style grew in popularity and was often perceived by other Cree, Ojibwe and Ottawa artists as a tribal style, to be adapted for their own cultural needs. By the 1970s younger artists painted exclusively in his genre.

More info:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/norval-morrisseau/

Images gallery of his colorful paintings: http://tinyurl.com/ndmshcm

Interesting note: The cover art for the Bruce Cockburn album Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws is a painting by Norval Morrisseau.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_in_the_Dragon's_Jaws

Other important Canadian native artist & personal favorites are Ontario native artists Daphne Osjig (1919 - ): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_Odjig
Images gallery: http://tinyurl.com/pngzh5y
and Mannitoba native artists Jackson Beardy (1944 - 1984)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Beardy
Images gallery: http://tinyurl.com/olr4ru4


Additional photos below
Photos: 46, Displayed: 23


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Kenneth Campbell Lochhead (1926 – 2006) was a Canadian professor and painter who was one of the esteemed group of artists called the “Regina Five”. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1970 “for his contribution to the development of painting, especially in Western Canada, as an artist and teacher". He was also awarded the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts in 2006 & made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He died of cancer in Ottawa in 2006. More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Lochhead His web site link: http://www.kennethlochhead.com/index_1.html
ALLAN SAPP (1928 - )(as)ALLAN SAPP (1928 - )(as)
ALLAN SAPP (1928 - )(as)

Allen Sapp is a well-known & respected Canadian Cree painter who was born in 1928 on the Red Pheasant Reserve south of North Battleford SK & currently lives in North Battleford. His work & life story have become an inspiration to many & the subject of numerous books and television documentaries over the years.
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Allan Sapp was made an Officer of the Order of Canada " in 1986 for his portrayals of Native peoples and of life on the reserve". He was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1985, was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1975, & received the Governor General's Award in 2003 for English language children's illustrations for the book “The Song Within My Heart”. More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Sapp His gallery web sie: http://www.allensapp.com/ His bio: http://www.allensapp.com/about/the_life_and_art_of_allen_sapp.html Images gallery of his art works: http://tinyurl.com/pmshhsx
HENRY BEAUDRY (1921 - ) (hb)HENRY BEAUDRY (1921 - ) (hb)
HENRY BEAUDRY (1921 - ) (hb)

Henry Beaudry is another Cree First Nations artist from Saskatchewan + a World War II veteran & POW survivor. Born in 1921 on the Poundmaker First Nation, he is the great-grandson of Chief Poundmaker. After seeing a poster Beaudry enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1941 at the age of 19 & received his training in eastern Canada. During World War II, Beaudry saw action in southern Europe, especially in Italy. His interesting story can be found here: http://www.sicc.sk.ca/archive/saskindian/a97apr32.htm His web site: http://henrybeaudry.com/ A documentary revealing the life story of P.O.W survivor and artist, Henry Beaudry. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6yx9OfjWVA Images gallery of his paintings: http://tinyurl.com/pb2gjr5
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The Haida are an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Their main territory is the archipelago of Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) in northern British Columbia, but a group known as the Kaigani Haida live across the Dixon Entrance on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. Haida society continues to be very engaged in the production of a robust and highly stylized art form, a leading component of Northwest Coast art frequently expressed in large wooden totem poles. More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haida_people http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/edu/ViewLoitLo.do?method=preview&lang=EN&id=9361 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Coast_art Image galleries of Haida art: http://tinyurl.com/pmauzr5 http://tinyurl.com/pxedelz
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The Haida are most famous for their totem poles.


19th October 2015

This is a very interesting art collection
I love the aboriginal paintings. Thanks!

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