Daphne Odjig

Born in 1919, Daphne Odjig is one of Canada’s most important artists who led the way in redefining our perceptions of First Nations art from her beginnings in the 1960’s to present day.  The only woman in the “Indian Group of Seven”, she pioneered the native art movement with artists Norval Morrisseau, Alex Janvier, Carl Ray and others.

Daphne Odjig has been extensively awarded, receiving seven honourary degrees, the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, the Order of British Columbia and both the Order of Canada and the Governor General’s Laureate, Visual and Media Arts, Canada’s highest honour in the field of visual arts.  Daphne’s exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada was first of its kind by a First Nation woman artist.  Recently, Canada Post celebrated Daphne Odjig’s contribution to Canadian art with a series of stamps featuring her artwork.

Odjig has received numerous accolades for her art.  These include an appointment to the Order of Canada, an election to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, Honourary Doctor degrees from the University of Toronto, Laurentian University and Nipissing University of North Bay, and most recently, the National Aboriginal Achievement Award.
Since 1964, Daphne Odjig has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and abroad.  Her works have been collected by many public and private collectors including the Canadian Museum of Civilization, McMichael Canadian Collection, the Department of Indian Affairs, and the Canada Council Art Bank.

Exhibitions
SOLO
1967 Lakehead Art Centre, Port Arthur, Ontario
1968 Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba
1969 Viscount Gort Motor Hotel, Winnipeg,
Manitoba
1970 International Peace Garden, Manitoba/North Dakota
1971 Smorta Folklore Festival, Yugoslavia
1974 Warehouse Gallery of Native Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1976 Jerusalem Series, Bashford & Schwarz Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1977 Wah-sa Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1977 Images for a Canadian Heritage, Vancouver, B.C.
1977 Lefebre Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1979 Pollock Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1979 Time Passages, Gallery West, Vancouver, B.C.
1980 Children of the Raven Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1980 Parallels with Nature, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1980 Behind the Mask, Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1981 Childhood Memories, Children of the Raven Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1981 The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
1982 Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1982 Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1982 Gold Design Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta
1983 The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
1984 Gallery Phillip. Toronto, Ontario
1985 Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1985 The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
1985 Daphne Odjig, A Retrospective 1946 -1985, organized and circulated by the Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre & Centre for Indian Art.  Also exhibited at the McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario; the Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario; and Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
1986 Gallery Phillip, Toronto, Ontario
1988 The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
1989 Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1989 Gallery Phillip. Toronto, Ontario
1990 Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, B.C.
1990 The Shayne Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1991 Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, B.C.
1992 Book launch for A Paintbrush in My Hand, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, Ontario
1992 Book signing and exhibition, The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
1992 Book signing and exhibition, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1993 Book signing and exhibition Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1993 Wallace Galleries Ltd.  Calgary, Alberta
1995 Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, B.C.
1995 Gallery Phillip, Toronto, Ontario
1996 Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario
1997 Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1998 Daphne Odjig, A Retrospective 1960 -1998, an exhibition of mixed media works on paper and canvas, Gallery Gevik, 12 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
1998 Retrospective, Hampton Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.
1999 Her 80th Birthday and Mini-Retrospective, Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario
2001 Book launch and exhibition, Art of Daphne Odjig, Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario, Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Hampton Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia
2005 Daphne Odjig, Four Decades of Prints, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia
2006 Daphne Odjig, Four Decades of Prints, Winnipeg Art Galley, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2007 Daphne Odjig, Four Decades of Prints,Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec
The Drawings and
2008 Printmaker, Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

 

GROUP

1964 Wikwemikong Manitoulin Island National Indian Council, 110 paintings purchased from various artists by Indian Affairs.
1970 Minot State University, North Dakota
1970 Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, Quebec
1970 Canadian Pavilion, Expo ’70, Osaka, Japan
1970 L’Agnece de co-operation culturelle et technique, Canada, France, Belgium
1972 Treaty Numbers 23, 287, 1171,Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1973 Nee Chee , T. EatonCo. Winnipeg, Manitoba
1973 Gallery Anthropos, London, England
1974 Janet Ian Cameron Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1974 The New Warehouse Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1974 Oakville Centennial Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
1974 Canadian Indian Art ’74, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. Ontario
1975 Winnipeg Inn, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1975 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1975 Native Arts Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
1975 Dominion Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
1975 Wallack Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1975 Art Emporium, Vancouver, B.C.
1975  Indian Art ’75 , Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario
1976 Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
1976 From Women’s Eyes: Women Painters in Canada, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
1976 Etobicoke Civic Centre, Etobicoke, Ontario
1976 Janet Ian Cameron Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1976 Indian Art ’76, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario
1976 Contemporary Native Art of Canada – The Woodland Indians. Royal Ontario Museum, for travel to Canada House Art Gallery, London, England, and Aula Luisen Schule, Lahr, West Germany
1977 Links to a Tradition, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, for travel to centres in Brazil
1977 Contemporary Indian Arts: The Trail from the Past to the Future, Mackenzie Gallery, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
1977 Modern Native Canadian Art, Hart House Art Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
1977 Kinsmen Centre, Calgary, Alberta
1978 One Hundred Years of Native American Painting, Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma
1978 Eagledown Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1979 Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford, Ontario
1981 Traditions & Change (touring exhibition), Sub Theatre, Edmonton Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
1981 Rothman’s Gallery, Sudbury, Ontario
1982 Renewal: Masterworks of Contemporary Indian Art from the National Museum of Man, Ottawa, Ontario, organized by the Thunder By National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art
1982 The Indian Individualist Show, joint project of Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan; the World Assembly of First Nations; and Saskatchewan Indian Federated College
1982 Wandering Spirits: Contemporary Native Artists and Their Art , Windsong Galleries, Mississauga, Ontario
1983 Contemporary Indian & Inuit Art of Canada, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, for the United Nations Building, New York
1983 Contemporary Indian Art at Rideau Hall, Department of Indian Affairs & Northern Development, Ottawa, Ontario
1983 Touring: Organization of American States: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; The Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas; The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California
1984 The Image Makers, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
1984 The Best of Our Collections, in the Spirit of Sharing, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario
1985 Two Worlds, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1985 Indian & Eskimo Art Canada, Holland Festival, Amsterdam; sponsored by the National Museum of Man. Ottawa, Ontario
1985 Meervaart Cultural Centre, Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Holland
1986 Keepers of our Culture, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario
1986 Ontario North Now, Artists of Northeastern Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
1986 New Beginnings, Native Business Summit, Toronto, Ontario
1986 Ascending Culture, Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere, Hull, Quebec
1987 The Los Angeles Celebration of Canadian Contemporary Native Art, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California
1987 Manitouilin Island – The Third Layer, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario
1988 Contemporary Indian Art, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1989 Woodlands: Contemporary Art of the Anishianbe, Thunder Bay Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario
1992-93 Canada’s First People, A Celebration of Contemporary Native Visual Arts, touring Canada and Tokyo, Japan. Sponsored by Syncrude Canada Ltd.
1995 Voices of Vision – Resurgence,
En-owkin Centre & Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, B.C.

Afternoon Snooze

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2016
Size: 12 x 9 Inches
Code No.: DO162
Price: $1,500.00

Repose

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2015
Size: 12 x 9 Inches
Code No.: DO161
Price: $1,675.00 Framed

By the Light of the Moon

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2016
Size: 10 x 7 Inches
Code No.: DO158
Price: $1200.00

Waiting

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2015
Size: 10 x 7 Inches
Code No.: DO157
Price: $1,375.00 Framed

Morning Prayer

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Acrylic on Paper, 1982
Size: 16 x 15 Inches
Code No.: DO117
Price: $6,350.00 Framed

Evening Prayer

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Acrylic on Paper, 1982
Size: 16 x 14 Inches
Code No.: DO118
Price: $6,350.00 Framed

Contemplation

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 5 x 7 Inches
Code No.: DO139
Price: $1,395.00 Framed

At Home In The Forest

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 7 x 5 Inches
Code No.: DO138
Price: $1,395.00 Framed

Peaceful Moments

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 7 x 5 Inches
Code No.: DO136
Price: $1,395.00 Framed

Sunset Gathering

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 7 x 5 Inches
Code No.: DO134
Price: $1,395.00 Framed

Singing In Harmony

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 7 x 5 Inches
Code No.: DO133
Price: $1,395.00 Framed

Recounting Legends

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 9.5 x 6.5 Inches
Code No.: DO132
Price: $1,850.00

Tender Moments

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 9.5 x 6.5 Inches
Code No.: DO131
Price: $1,850.00

At Rest

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 9.5 x 6.5 Inches
Code No.: DO130
Price: $1,850.00

Nightly Stroll

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 9.5 x 6.5 Inches
Code No.: DO129
Price: $1,850.00

Thinking of the Past

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 9.5 x 6.5 Inches
Code No.: DO128
Price: $1,850.00

Companions

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 9.5 x 6.5 Inches
Code No.: DO127
Price: $1,850.00

Family Friend

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 9.5 x 6.5 Inches
Code No.: DO126
Price: $1,850.00

New Beginning

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 9.5 x 6.5 Inches
Code No.: DO125
Price: $1,850.00

Family in Harmony

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 11 x 8 Inches
Code No.: DO124
Price: $2,250.00

Dancing Spirits

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 11 x 8 Inches
Code No.: DO123
Price: $2,250.00

Drum Singer

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 11 x 8 Inches
Code No.: DO122
Price: $2,250.00

Watching the Skies

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 7 x 5 Inches
Code No.: DO152
Price: $1,250.00

Listening to Mother’s Wisdom

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 7 x 5 Inches
Code No.: DO154
Price: $1,250.00

Ancestors Watch Over

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 7 x 5 Inches
Code No.: DO153
Price: $1,250.00

Woodland Gathering

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Coloured Pencil on Paper, 2014
Size: 7 x 5 Inches
Code No.: DO151
Price: $1,250.00

Relections of my inner spirit Daphne Odjig

Reflections of My Inner Spirit

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Oil Pastel on Paper,1977
Size: 30 x 22 Inches
Code No.: DO28
Price: $23,100.00 Framed

Spirit of the mighty thunderbird painting by Daphne Odjig

Spirit of the Mighty Thunderbird

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Oil Pastel on Paper, 1972
Size: 36 x 24 Inches
Code No.: DO25
Price: $29,500.00 Framed

The Orator painting by Daphne Odjig

The Orator

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Oil Pastel on Paper,1972
Size: 24 x 17 Inches
Code No.: DO29
Price: $14,500.00 Framed

Nanabush and the grasshopper painting by Daphne Odjig

Nanabush and the Grasshopper

Artist: Daphne Odjig
Medium: Oil Pastel on Paper, 1967
Size: 19 x 24 Inches
Code No.: DO20
Price: $15,900.00 Framed