Daphne Odjig

Daphne Odjig is one of Canada’s most celebrated Aboriginal painters and printmakers.

Born on Manitoulin Island’s Wikwemikong reserve of Odawa, Potawatomi and English heritage, she first learned about art-making from her grandfather, Jonas Odjig, a tombstone carver who taught her to draw and paint. She later moved to British Columbia. Odjig’s style, which underwent several developments and adaptations from decade to decade, manages to always remain identifiable. Mixing traditional Aboriginal styles and imagery with Cubist and Surrealist influences, Odjig’s work is defined by curving contours, strong outlining, overlapping shapes and an unsurpassed sense of colour.

Her work has addressed issues of colonization, the displacement of Aboriginal peoples, and the status of Aboriginal women and children, bringing Aboriginal political issues to the forefront of contemporary art practices and theory.

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Family Day

12" x 9"

Coloured pencil on paper

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Family Outing

8" x 6.5" Coloured pencil on paper

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Festival

12" x 9" Coloured pencil

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Fetching Water

Serigraph, 1981 Ed. 50/125

19.5" × 17.5"

 

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Hide 'n Seek

Serigraph 1982, 12/125

19.7" × 17.5"

Framed

 

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Homecoming

12" x 10" Serigraph silkscreen

Framed 19" x 15"

Limited edition 

 

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Husking Corn

Serigraph 1981, 117/125

19.5" × 17.5"

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Nanbush and the Spirit of Winter

34" x 22" Pastel on paper

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Peek-a-boo

10" x 7" Coloured pencil on paper

 

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Piggyback

Serigraph 1981, 115/125

19.5" × 17.5"

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Portrait

10.5" × 9" Coloured pencil

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2009

 

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Reaching for Grandfather's Wisdom

10.5" × 9" Coloured pencil on paper

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2008

 

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Reunion

12" x 8.5" Coloured pencil on paper

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Three Stooges

12" x 9" Coloured pencil on paper

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Untitled

8.5" x 5" Coloured pencil sketch

 

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Untitled

10" x 7" Coloured pencil on paper

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Untitled

10" x 7" Coloured pencil on paper

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Untitled

10" x 7" Coloured pencil on paper

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Untitled

12" x 9" Coloured pencil on paper

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Vision

Serigraph 1975, 149/250

One of the five “Jerusalem” series (Jaffa Gate, Western Wall, Spirit of Jerusalem, Faiths of Jerusalem)

24" × 20"

Framed

 

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Worship

Serigraph, 1983; Artist proof

14" x 11"

Framed 21" x 18"

 

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