CECIL YOUNGFOX

 

A few posts back, when I was discussing displaying  art in a medium sized home, I teased you with a picture of my newest Cecil Youngfox painting ~ this major original work 24×35 inches, acrylic on canvas, makes a bold statement ~ entitled “Lovers”,  this strong but calm and inspiring painting will make a statement in your home or office.

Cecil Youngfox was born in 1942 in Blind River, Ontario to Ojibwa and Metis parents and was educated in Alberta and Vancouver. He spent some time in Greenwich Village in New York City, and then established his home and studio in Toronto.

He quickly established himself as one of the most talented of the Native artists working in Canada at the time, and was known for his blending of christian and native themes in his paintings.

He often traveled north to speak with and encourage young people in native communities and was  awarded the Aboriginal Order of Canada for his work in preserving native heritage. His strong colourful images are sought after today, even 23 years after his tragic and early death of cancer in 1987 at the age of 45.

In November, 2002 Canada Post honoured him and two other well known native Canadian artists by issuing a set of Holiday postage stamps. Follow the link below to read about the issue and to see images of the art used.

http://www.suite101.com/content/canadian-aboriginal-art-christmas-postage-a180143

As always, feel free to contact me for more info on this great Youngfox or any other work I have in my inventory. mailto:info@redkettle.com

See you next week. Mich.

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