Daphne Odjig

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Birthday
11, 1919
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Oct 1, 2016 (97)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1919
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Oct 1, 2016 (97)

About

Award-winning Woodlands Style painter whose aboriginal-themed works were exhibited by the National Gallery of Canada.

Before Fame

She studied art in Ottawa and Sweden and rose to national prominence through her pen and ink drawings of the Manitoba native Cree people.

Trivia

Her work was exhibited in the United States, Belgium, Japan, and Israel, as well as in her native Canada.

Family Life

She was born on an Indian reservation in Ontario to an English mother and a father who was descended from the Potawatomi Chief Black Partridge.

Associated With

She and Emily Carr both created native Canadian-themed artworks.