Odjig: The Art of Daphne Odjig, 1960-2000

Odjig, Daphne; Boyer, Bob; Podedworny, Carol

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Odjig: The Art of Daphne Odjig, 1960-2000 is a graceful blend of biography, essay, and critique which illuminates the importance of this gifted artist to the Canadian artistic community and provides art lovers with a rare glimpse into the extraordinary heart of this painter.

Odjig confronts the themes of the aboriginal experience, her family dynamic, and her spiritual beliefs in her paintings, which are extremely personal. Collectors of her works are awed by her innovative use of traditional aboriginal symbols, which transcend the specific culture from which they come.

In the early 1960s, her development of a recognizable "Odjig style" garnered her enough attention to make possible her first solo show in 1967. Odjig's reputation as an artist was growing internationally and her commissioned painting Earth Mother was displayed at EXPO '70 in Japan. Odjig's importance as a Canadian artist is immeasurable. Bob Boyer, a renowned Metis artist and lecturer, absorbingly explores in his preface the place of Native art in the broader spectrum of Canadian culture, in order to provide a more in-depth perspective on Odjig's significance. Pamela Krueger, an award-winning appreciator of Canadian art, discusses in the introduction the course of Odjig's life and career and places her art into its cultural context.

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Daphne Odjig was born in 1919 on the Wikwemikong Reserve, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. She has received numerous accolades for her art, including an appointment to the Order of Canada, an election to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and , most recently, the National Aboriginal Achievement Award.

Bob Boyer is a major Canadian artist. Since 1978 he has been Associate Professor of Indian Art History and Department Head of Indian Fine Arts at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College.

Carol Podedworny has been curating and writing about Canadian contemporary and First Nations art since 1984 and has received numerous awards for her work. She is the Director of the University of Waterloo Art Gallery and also teaches in the Department of Fine Arts.

Phillip Gevik is the owner of Gallery Phillip and Gallery Gevik in Toronto. He has been a collector and dealer of Native Canadian art for more than twenty-five years, and has been representing Daphne Odjig since 1980.

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Title: Odjig: The Art of Daphne Odjig, 1960-2000
Publisher: Key Porter Books
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