Eddy Cobiness

Eddy Cobiness was a Canadian artist born in Warroad, Minnesota in 1933. He was an Ojibwa-Indian and his art work is characterized by scenes from the life outdoors and nature. He began with realistic scenes and then evolved into more abstract work. He belonged to the “Woodland School of Art” and was a prominent member of the "Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporation”, better known as the “Indian Group of Seven”.

Cobiness grew up on Buffalo Point First Nation's Indian reserve in southeast Manitoba. Like the other members of the “Indian Group of Seven", Jackson Beardy, Alex Janvier, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray and Joseph Sanchez, Cobiness was a so-called “Treaty Indian”. He belonged to a tribe which Canada has signed a treaty under the “Indian Act of Canada”. Cobiness has taught painting himself. He was a graphic designer who began drawing pictures of birds in sand, snow or on cardboard, in his childhood. In the 1950s, during his military service years, he discovered working in watercolour. He studied colour and composition. In the 1960s his ink and watercolour drawings were commercially successful, and he began his art career. For Cobiness, the life outdoors and nature always was subject of his works. He began with realistic scenes and then evolve into more abstract work, influenced by his art colleague at the time, painter Benjamin Chee Chee. He further developed his work unimpeded and worked with several styles, using many media. It would bring him international recognition. It is known that Queen Elizabeth II has work of Cobiness in her collection. Cobiness died in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 1, 1996 to the effect of complications from diabetic.

 

Sacred Teachings (Set of 3)

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1983
Size: 8.5 x 11.5 Each
Code No.: EC34
Price: $6,500.00 Framed, for the set of three
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Untitled (Figures)

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1975
Size: 16.75 x 22.75 Inches
Code No.: EC33
Price: $3,850.00 Framed

Untitled (Diamonds)

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1975
Size: 22 x 16 Inches
Code No.: EC32
Price: $3,850.00 Framed

Jessekan

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 40 x 50 Inches
Code No.: EC37
Price: $15,000.00

The Loons

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Size: 13 x 16 Inches
Code No.: EC31
Price: $2,150.00 Framed

Day and Night

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 34 x 48 Inches
Code No.: EC18
Price: $10,000.00 Framed

Buffalo Medicine Man

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Board, 1993
Size: 20 x 16 Inches
Code No.: EC09
Price: $2,950.00 Framed
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Chief Everlasting Sky

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Board, 1973
Size: 24 x 20 Inches
Code No.: EC12
Price: $4,200.00 Framed

Winter Camp and Peace Talks

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Board, 2 Panels, 1987
Size: 4 x 5 Inches Each
Code No.: EC19
Price: $1,250.00 Framed

Cry of the Forest

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1982
Size: 17 x 23 Inches
Code No.: EC03
Price: $3,850.00 Framed

Bear and Moose

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1993
Size: 14 x 11 Inches
Code No.: EC01
Price: $1,850.00 Framed

Rabbit Warren

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1983
Size: 11 x 14 Inches
Code No.: EC30
Price: $1,850.00 Framed

Owl Spirit

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Acrylic on Paper, 1978
Size: 15 x 12 Inches
Code No.: EC10
Price: $2,500.00 Framed

My Family is 5

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1978
Size: 11 x 8 Inches
Code No.: EC05
Price: $1,350.00 Framed

Family Tree

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1978
Size: 11 x 8 Inches
Code No.: EC06
Price: $1,350.00 Framed

Thief

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Acrylic on Paper, 1973
Size: 17 x 14 Inches
Code No.: EC11
Price: $2,500.00 Framed

Deer in the Morning

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Board, 1976
Size: 22 x 30 Inches
Code No.: EC25
Price: $4,800.00 Unframed

Moose of the Far North

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1976
Size: 17 x 23 Inches
Code No.: EC21
Price: $3,850.00 Framed

Weasel

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1976
Size: 11 x 17 Inches
Code No.: EC23
Price: $1,950.00 Framed

Rabbits

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1976
Size: 11 x 17 Inches
Code No.: EC26
Price: $1,600.00 Unframed

Muskrat

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Watercolour on Paper, 1976
Size: 14 x 17 Inches
Code No.: EC27
Price: $1,900.00 Unframed

Thinking of the Past

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Pen & Ink on Paper, 1974
Size: 26 x 21 Inches
Code No.: EC14
Price: $4,650.00 Framed

Mother and Child in The Wind

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Pen & Ink on Paper, 1974
Size: 27 x 21 Inches
Code No.: EC28
Price: $4,650.00 Framed

Mule Deer in the Trees

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Pencil on Paper, 1988
Size: 13 x 11 Inches
Code No.: EC16
Price: $1,350.00 Framed

Two Deer in the Forest

Artist: Eddy Cobiness
Medium: Pencil on Paper, 1988
Size: 13 x 11 Inches
Code No.: EC15
Price: $1,350.00 Framed