Daphne Odjig

The Development of an Artist

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Daphne Odjig is an artist of national renown.
Her paintings are in collections throughout Canada.

©Photos by Lois Siegel

The Indian in Transition
1978, acrylic on canvas, 2.5 x 8.3 m, Canadian Museum of Civilization
Daphne was born in 1919 in the village of Wikwemikong
 on Manitoulin Island.
She is Potawatomi, Odawa, and English. 
Her grandfather, Jonas Odjig, carved tombstones
 for the nearby church
 and sketched and painted church landscapes.
Her father painted war scenes and portraits of soldiers
 from the Great War and was a talented musician.

The 2007 Laureates of the Governor General's Awards
in Visual and Media Arts
 Rideau Hall

 Front Row:  Murray Favro; Daphne Odjig; Their Excellencies the Right Honourable MichaŽlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond; Fernand Leduc; R. Bruce Elder.
Back Row: Tom Hill, Board Member Canada Council for the Arts; David P. Silcox; Paul Mathieu;
Ian Carr-Harris; Aganetha Dyck; Manon Blanchette, Board Member, Canada Council for the Arts. 

Daphne Odjig
Her Excellency the Right Honourable MichaŽlle Jean

Grand Hall


William Commanda
 The Most Senior Elder of the Algonquin Nation

Dr. Victor Rabinovitch,  President and CEO
 of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation

Women of Wabano
Allison Fisher (Daphne's niece), Bev Souliere

Bev Souliere

Frank McArdle with his wife Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin


Ryan Slater
First Voice Multimedia Inc.
Documenting Daphne Odjig for Two Years

Rob Barten

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