Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Daphne Odjig, Ojibway Artist
Daphne Odjig was born in 1919, of mixed parentage. Her mother was an English war bride and her father was Ojibway. Daphne was born on Wikewemikong Reserve on Manitoulin Island, Ontario.
Daphne's abilities became noticed after Norval Morriseau set native art into a place of prominence, and she had her first showing in Port Arthur (Now Thunder Bay), in 1967.
Wikipedia attributes Daphne to be the initiator of the Native Artists Group of Seven after their first meeting at her home in Winnipeg. She followed that by creating the Native Artists Professional Association.
Daphne was the only female member of the Woodland Art Group of Seven and her works were noted for the value she placed on female and family values.
Daphne received her tribe's noted Eagle Feather and the Order of Canada and a 1998 Aboriginal Achievement Award.
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