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WaterColours"Hawk Spirit" ---Isaac Bignell---Circa 1980

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I have this Watercolors for almost 5 years now, i found this at the good time of Goodwill, when they don't looking on the internet, today if this Artwork come to Goodwill for sure i will not pay $12 dollar for it, this is sure, anyway, i knew at the moment i see this it was a good deal, but even better when at home i discover this was a Watercolors and not a Lithographie, i was jumping up and down, this is a gourgeous one to and very early in his career.

    This Artwork is 24 inch by 18 inch

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    ----------------------------------Isaac Bignell----------------------------------------
    ----------------------------Native Artist 1958 - 1996--------------------------------

    Isaac Bignell was a Cree painter, born in 1958 in The Pas, Manitoba 400 miles north of Winnipeg Manitoba. He grew up and lived on Opaskwayak Cree First Nation until his early teens. Isaac moved too Winnipeg, then too Minneapolis, MN and later to Vancouver, BC. Outside of a few art classes, Isaac was a self-taught painter who developed his own style of sponge painting, painting of wildlife images distinguished by flowing lines.

    Isaac said, " I was brought up to live off the hunt, trap and live in harmony with the earth. That life taught me to respect animals and the spirit and power of nature. My art is strongly influenced by the traditional ways of my people."

    Primarily a self-taught painter Isaac worked through various techniques until he developed a distinct fluid style that speaks of the spiritual foundation behind the imagery.

    He also loved to dance and was associated with numerous native drum and dance groups. He was quoted as saying, "I hoop-dance and sing Pow Wows to maintain my cultural heritage. Through art and dancing, I attempt to influence Native people to continue their cultural ways; the gift that was given to us by the Great Spirit."

    Isaac died at the peak of his career at the age of 37 on December 17, 1995 at the Munson Medical Centre in Traverse City, Michigan USA. He was the devoted father of three.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Great work - sad loss.
    2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      You are one lucky guy! Nice piece!
    3. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Many thanks, karen for the comment and the love, much appreciated.
      Yes, sad lost, actuellaly, the real story it's way worst then that for Him, but they suffer a lot from the settlement of white people, they live in peace with nature for thousands of years before the XV Century.

    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      @ AGalWithGlass, i appreciated your comment and the love for this Native American Artwork, much appreciated.
      Yes nice one , i really love it since i found it, i have still to get it reframe with real protection, because the actual frame was very cheap, date from that period, today i have to take a good care of this valuable piece of history.

    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      @ shareurpassion, many thanks for the comment and the love, much appreciated.
      Yes i do realize that with all my great find recently and earlyer, that i am lucky to have this passion for collecting and preserve all those thing that people throught out.

    6. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Many thanks, VioletOrange








      kevin, for the love, much appreciated.

    7. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      charmsomeone, many thanks for the love, much appreciated that you take some time to stop by.

    8. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      HA HA, your are very funny, I have this appraise by the ROM, they also look my MIRO AND, my Morriseau, so please try another post,,,,
    9. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      The rom know more then you? If you have a wrapping copy this nothing to do with mine, live with it ,,,,,
    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      It being frame since this post..... moron
      Thank you so much, I don't need comment like this, specially not like yourself, get lost..... ;-D

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