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Odjig, Daphne, 1919-2016

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    • Beavon, Daphne Odjig, 1919-2016
    • Fisher, Daphne, 1919-2016
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    • found: Nanabush and the rosebushes, c1971:title page (retold and illustrated by Daphne "Odjig" Beavon)
    • found: nuc90-193: Her Daphne Odjig, c1984(hdg. on WU rept.: Odjig, Daphne)
    • found: Canada. Governor General. Honours Recipients database, viewed 6 October 2016(Daphne Odjig, C.M., O.B.C., LL.D., R.C.A.; Penticton, British Columbia; Member of the Order of Canada, awarded on December 29, 1986, invested on April 29, 1987; Born and educated on the Wikwemikong Reserve in Ontario, this British Columbia resident's talent for drawing and painting was soon recognized and encouraged and, today, she is a central figure in the development of Native art in Canada and is known for her great innovation and ability to work in a variety of mediums and styles)
    • found: Canadian encyclopedia online, viewed 6 October 2016:Daphne Odjig (Daphne Odjig, CM, OBC; visual artist; born 11 September 1919 at Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, Manitoulin Island, ON; died 1 October 2016 in Kelowna, BC; founding member of the 1970s artists' alliance Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. (also known as the Indian Group of Seven) whose art speaks from a feminist, Indigenous and aesthetically engaged perspective; child of Potawatomi First World War veteran Dominic Odjig and his English war bride, Joyce Peachy; forced to withdraw from school at age 13 after contracting rheumatic fever, when her education fell mostly to her paternal grandfather, Jonas Odjig, a stone carver and storyteller, who instructed her in drawing, carving, and the oral traditions of her family; moved to Toronto during the Second World War, spending weekends teaching herself to paint by observing and copying works at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Toronto; because of discrimination, she adopted the Anglicized version of her name, Daphne Fisher, and suppressed her Indigenous identity; in 1964, attended the forth annual powwow at Wikwemikong, experiencing a life- and career-altering awakening, accepting her heritage and using her art to celebrate the history and traditions of her people; in 1971, established Odjig Indian Prints of Canada Ltd., the first Indigenous-owned art gallery in Canada, in Winnipeg, renaming it the New Warehouse Gallery in 1974; moved to British Columbia in 1978; awarded the Order of Canada in 1986 and received the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2007)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed 6 October 2016Daphne Odjig (Daphne Odjig, CM OBC; September 11, 1919-October 1, 2016; Canadian First Nations artist of Odawa-Potawatomi-English heritage; the driving force behind the Indian Group of Seven, her painting is often characterized as Woodlands Style; married Paul Somerville and had two sons, and after his death in a car collision married, in 1962, Chester Beavon; received a National Aboriginal Achievement Awards in 1998, and the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2007, elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art in 1989, made of member of the Order of Canada in 1986, and of the Order of British Columbia in 2007, and three of her paintings were featured on postage stamps in 2011)
    • found: Amicus database, viewed 6 October 2016(authorized access point: Odjig, Daphne, 1919- ; Beavon, Daphne Odjig, 1919- )
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    • 1990-06-29: new
    • 2016-10-08: revised
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