Proud Male by Benjamin Chee Chee
Featuring the artwork of Ojibwa Artist Benjamin Chee Chee. Born in Temagami, Ontario, Chee Chee largely taught himself to draw and paint. His father died when he was two months old and he lost track of his mother. One reason behind his drive for success as a painter was his ambition to be reunited with her.
He was a prominent member of the second generation of Woodland Indian painters, a native art movement that began in the early nineteen-sixties and has since become one of the important art schools in Canada.
Unlike many of his contemporaries, he painted in a style influenced by modern abstraction. While most of the young Woodland Indian artists were content to follow the style of the movement's founder, Norval Morrisseau, in depicting myths and legends by direct and "primitive" narrative means, Chee Chee pursued a more economical graphic style, a reduction of line and image more in keeping with the mainstream of international modern art.
At the age of thirty-two and at the height of a new found success as an artist and printmaker Chee Chee died tragically by committing suicide.
- Printed on 310gsm fine art paper. Printed with UV resistant inks.
- The artist or copyright holder has been paid a royalty for the sale of this product.
- Printed & made in Canada
- Card format: Envelope and Artist bio included.
- Matted Print format: Ready to frame.
- Framed format: Black wooden frame.