"Mother & Child Wood Bison" Framed Canvas Print by Garnet Tobacco 8" x 10"
Stunning abstract animals and soft earthy colours distinguish Garnet Tobacco's "Mother & Child Wood Bison," its graceful fluid lines embracing the artist's trademark lush orange and yellow sun. This is a wonderful example of Tobacco's distinct nature-inspired style so reminiscent of the late Isaac Bignell, his friend and teacher. Makes a lovely addition to your First Nations art collection and looks great with other Garnet Tobacco works of art.
Available in your choice of styles:
- Ready-to-hang Museum-Wrapped Canvas Unframed measures 8" x 10"The canvas is water-resistant, satin poly-cotton with an acid-free receptive coating for long-term use and storage. Printed with UV resistant inks.
- Ready-to-hang Museum-Wrapped Canvas framed in an elegant Floater Frame in your choice of Antique Gold, Brushed Silver, Classic Black, Cherry Brown or Expresso Brown. Museum-wrapped canvas in floater frame measures 8-1/4" x 10-1/4"
Cultural Background: Cree, Moose Lake Manitoba
Garnet Tobacco, a Cree artist, was born on February 6th, 1964 in Moose Lake, Manitoba. The Buffalo is his family crest symbol.
Garnet, a prolific talent, has been painting for over twenty years and occasionally sculpts in soapstone and wood. He apprenticed under Isaac Bignell, a prominent artist who has passed away. Bignell’s style and form greatly influenced Garnet who is preserving it to this day. Fluid lines, soft earthy tones against simple stylized backgrounds are all characteristics that have attracted many collectors. Garnet has works in private collections throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, U.S.A and Canada. His work has also been displayed at the Art Expo in Calgary.
Some of the animals that he loves to paint are those common to the plains region such as bison, herons, eagles, and hawks, but he also explores the marine world with his salmon, whales and turtles, as well as some truly delightful works depicting subjects like the butterfly, hummingbirds and loons.
Garnet’s friendship with his teacher, Isaac Bignell, was something he treasured, so preserving Isaac’s style keeps his identity alive for many to understand and collect.
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