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C.M.,  O.B.C.,  R.C.A.,  L.L.B.
Governor General’s Laureate, Visual & Media Arts 2007

Daphne Odjig is a Canadian artist of Aboriginal ancestry. She was born September 11,1919 and raised on the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve on Manitoulin Island (Lake Huron), Ontario. Daphne Odjig is the daughter of Dominic Odjig and Joyce Peachey. Her father and her grandfather, Chief Jonas Odjig, were Potawatomi, descended from the great chief Black Partridge. Her mother was an English war bride. The Odjig family was among the Potawatomi who migrated north and settled in Wikwemikong after the War of 1812. The Potawatomi (Keepers of the Fire) were members with the Ojibwa and Odawa, of the Three Fires Confederacy of the Great Lakes.

Daphne passed away in Kelowna, BC at age 97 on October 1, 2016.

Art Media:
Oils,  Acrylics,  Silkscreen Prints,  Murals,  Pen and Ink,  Pastels,  Watercolours,  Coloured Pencils

Recent and Upcoming Exhibitions:
Daphne Odjig: Four Decades of Prints
Touring exhibition of limited edition prints organized by the Kamloops Art Gallery
- Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops BC, June 8 – Aug 31, 2005
- Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MN, April 22 – July 16, 2006 
- Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa January 18 – April 20, 2008

The Drawings and Paintings of Daphne Odjig: A Retrospective Exhibition 
Touring exhibition organized by Art Gallery of Sudbury and National Gallery of Canada
- Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury ON September 15 – November 11, 2007 
- Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops BC  June 8 – August 31, 2008 
- McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg ON  Oct. 4 , 2008 – Jan 4, 2009 
- Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe NM, June 26 – Sept. 20, 2009 
- National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa October 23, 2009 – January 3,  2010 
- McKenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK, February 6 – May 15, 2010

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