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‘Grandmother of Canadian Indigenous Art’ honoured at Kelowna Art Gallery –

October 14, 2019

The work of one of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous painters is being honoured in a special exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery, marking what would have been her 100th birthday.

Over her lifetime, Daphne Odjig became internationally recognized for her craft. She was inducted into the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia, and received seven honourary degrees for her contributions to Canadian Indigenous Art.

“She was influential at the time, of course, because not only were we dealing with residential schools and discrimination against Indigenous people, she was also a woman,” said Nataley Nagy, executive director Kelowna Art Gallery.

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