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Canadian First Nations (Dunne-Zaa/Beaver), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1970, in Fort St. John (British Columbia).

Sculpture, painting, graphic art, mixed media, installation art.

Born in rural British Columbia in 1970, Jungen was actively interested in drawing as a child. Both his mother (Dunne-Zaa) and father (Swiss-Canadian) died when he was young. After high school, he moved to Vancouver and completed a Diploma in Visual Art at Emily Carr College of Art in ...

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Canadian First Nations (Ojibwa), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 14 March 1931 or 1932, near Beardmore (Ontario); died 4 December 2007, Toronto.

Painter, graphic artist. Figures, animals, Native American subjects.

Woodland Art School.

Norval Morrisseau, an Ojibwa (Anishnaabe) raised traditionally by his grandparents on the Sand Point Reserve near Lake Nipigon, called himself a ‘born artist’ and received no formal art training. In his childhood, he spent a short period at a residential school in Thunder Bay before returning to his family home in Beardmore. He was much influenced by the Ojibwa stories told by his grandparents, and during a life-threatening illness he was given a ceremonial name, Copper Thunderbird, which he signed in Cree syllabics on some of his paintings....

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Canadian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1946, in Manitoba.

Painter (acrylics/gouache), graphic artist (silk screen prints), sculptor (bronze). Figures, Native American subjects.

Maxine Noel is a Native artist, whose Lakota name Ioyan Mani means 'Walk Beyond'. After spending her early years on the Birdtail Reservation with her Santee Oglala Sioux parents she attended an Indian residential school. After a short period as a legal secretary she took a course in advanced design, eventually devoting herself full-time to her work in art. She has dedicated herself to the promotion of Native artists through serving as a board member, consultant or artistic director for institutions such as Native Earth Performing Arts, the Canadian Native Arts Foundation, and the Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts. She has also participated as a panel member at the Saskatchewan School of Fine Arts, at the University of Western Ontario in London, and in the Native programme at the Ontario College of Art....

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Canadian First Nations (Inuit), 20th–21st century, female.

Born 1969, in Cape Dorset (Nunavut).

Graphic artist (felt pen, crayon, pencil), printmaker (lithography, stone cut). Contemporary Inuit domestic scenes, social realism.

Active in Cape Dorset from the 1990s, Pootoogook moved to Ottawa after becoming the first indigenous artist to win the prestigious Sobey Art Award in ...

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Canadian First Nations (Inuit), 20th–21st century, female.

Born 1938, in Sako, Baffin Island (Canadian Northwest Territory); died 2002, in Cape Dorset (Nunavut).

Graphic artist (felt pen, pencil), printmaker (lithography, stone cut). Domestic scenes, traditional and contemporary fables.

Napatchie Pootoogook was the daughter of acclaimed graphic artist Pitseolak Ashoona. She took up drawing pictures of Inuit life in the early 1960s along with her mother for the Cape Dorset Artist Co-op (also known as Dorset Fine Art) set up by James Houston in ...