Daphne Odjig is active/lives in British Columbia, Manitoba / Canada. Daphne Odjig is known for woodland style drawings, illustrations, prints, women, children.
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Biography Daphne Odjig
Born and raised in the village of Wikwemikong, on Manitoulin Island, Daphne Odjig has strong traditional roots in her Native culture (she is Potawatomi, Odawa, and English) and is proud of the artistic tradition of her ancestors. Her grandfather, Jonas Odjig, carved tombstones for the nearby church and later sketched and painted church landscapes. Her father painted war scenes and portraits of soldiers from the Great War, and was a talented musician.
Growing up on a dairy farm, Daphne was no stranger to hard work. Nevertheless, she and her three siblings found time to enjoy the local swimming hole in the summers and local storytelling in the winters.
Unfortunately, at age 13, a bout of rheumatic fever cut short her scho
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