J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932)

Golden Rod Port Creditsold
Golden Rod Port Credit
graph/pencil on paper, 4¾"x 7¾"
Golden Rod Port Creditsold
Wiwaxy Peaks Above Lake O'Hara, from Odaray Mountain, 1932
oil on panel, 8.5" x 10.25"

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J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932) – Artist Biography

James Edward Hervey MacDonald (b: May 12, 1873, Durham, England; ds November 26, 1932, Toronto) was a member of the famous Group of Seven Canadian artists.

MacDonald is viewed with general admiration for his art, with one writer commenting, "no Canadian landscape painter possessed a richer command of colour and pigment than J.E.H. MacDonald ... His brushwork is at once disciplined and vigourous. His best on-the-spot sketches possess an intensity and freshness of execution not dissimilar from Van Gogh."

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.