Susan Ross

Eileen Hartley
Eileen Hartley, Big Trout Lake
drawing, 25" × 19"
Sara Jane McKay
Sara Jane McKay, Big Trout Lake
Drawing, 28.5" × 21"
Untitled
Untitled
Drawing, 28" × 21"
Woman and Child
Woman and Child
pastel, 24" × 12"
Johnny Mamageesic
Johnny Mamageesic, 1974 (Sandy Lake)
mixed media drawing, 22.5" × 15"
Lizzie Barduck
Lizzie Barduck, 1967 (Little Grand Rapids)
mixed media drawing, 19" × 25"
Maggie McKay
Maggie McKay, 1965 (Sandy Lake)
mixed media drawing, 26.5" × 18"
Ruby Ostaman
Ruby Ostaman, 1964 (Big Trout Lake)
mixed media drawing, 22.5" × 14"
Jerry Kiguna
Jerry Kiguna, 1976 (Coppermine)
mixed media drawing, 16" × 14"
Mike McKay
Mike McKay, 1973 (Big Trout Lake)
mixed media drawing, 23" × 15"
Basket Sellers, Egypt
Basket Sellers, Egypt
print, edition 11/30, 9" × 7"
Camp, Coppermine
Camp, Coppermine
print, edition 20/20, 10" × 11.5"
Market in Tel Aviv
Market in Tel Aviv
print, edition 14/25, 9.5" × 10.5"
Inuit Boy
Inuit Boy
print, edition 40/40, 12" × 10"
Saulteaux Girl, Paningassi
Saulteaux Girl, Paningassi
print, edition 16/20, 12" × 9"
Munamee, Cape Dorset
Munamee, Cape Dorset
print, edition 1/30, 8" × 10.5"
Patience
Patience
print, edition 29/30, 16" × 19"
Stretching Muskrat Skins
Stretching Muskrat Skins
print, edition 10/25, 12" × 8"
Woman and Child, Baffin Island
Woman and Child, Baffin Island
print, edition 18/25, 16" × 19"

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Susan Ross – Artist Biography

Susan Ross was born on June 3, 1915 in Port Arthur, Ontario and died there in 2006. In 2002 she was awarded the Order of Canada in the Visual Arts. Ross was a printmaker, illustrator and painter, best known for her portraits of Native and Inuit peoples. Her work is valuable both for its artistry and for its historical significance since she captured many images of a passing way of life.

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.