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'Indian Group of Seven' artist Daphne Odjig passes at 97

 

Last updated 11/14/2016 at 4:45pm

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Daphne Odjig's art helped shape Canadian history by merging First Nations voices and political issues into mainstream society, especially during the 1960s and 1970s.

KELOWNA, BC-Daphne Odjig, an internationally acclaimed painter and printmaker, passed at the age of 97. She was a member of the prestigious group of artists known as the "Indian Group of Seven".

Odjig was born on Septelber 11, 1919, in the Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario. She studied art in Ottawa as well as in Sweden. She was known for fusing various cultures that influenced her life in her artwork. She often mixed Indigenous symbols and icons from European styles.

Her art helped shape Canadian history by merging First Nations voices and politica...



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