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Noteworthy Artists That Aren’t Regularly Available To Our Gallery

Down To Earth Art Gallery has or have had original paintings by a truly impressive list of artists. From a number of Group of Seven members, to Maud Lewis and Norval Morrisseau. This list is outside of the artists that we exhibited regularly or periodically over our 22 years. Sometimes it has only been one painting by a particular artist, other times we have been fortunate enough to have multiple pieces by the same artist. All are very collectible, most come to us from people downsizing their lives, or clients simply changing up their private collections. We always require good provenance with any artwork so our customers can be confident with their purchases. Down To Earth Art Gallery guarantees the authenticity of every painting that we sell.

The list is always changing on our Noteworthy section of our website, so check it out often. If you’re looking for a particular artist’s work let us know, we keep a list of art that our clients are interested in. Paintings often don’t make it to our website, they are spoken for as we receive them.

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"Mishipeshu" 1974, By Carl Ray

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“Mishipeshu” 1974

(The Great Lynx, Underwater Serpent)

27 x 22 inches

Framed Price: $ 4500.00

By: Carl Ray, P.N.I.A.I., 1943 - 1978

Original Acrylic and ink on paper,

Founding member of the “Indigenous Group of Seven”.

Signed in both Syllabics and Roman

Original acrylic and ink on paper, mounted to acid-free foam.

Carl Ray was born on Sandy Lake First Nation in northern Ontario in 1943. After leaving a residential school in McIntosh at age 15 when his father died, Ray worked as a trapper, logger and goldminer to make his living. Although he has been described as a self-taught painter, early career, Carl Ray became friend and apprentice to Ojibwe artist Norval Morrisseau, often credited as the creator of the Woodlands Stlye of art.

Carl Ray was one of the first Cree painters in Canada to reject traditional bans against depicting sacred Indigenous legends. He frequently painted dynamic relations between humans, animals and legendary creatures In his early career, Carl Ray worked with Norval Morrisseau on a large mural in the Indians of Canada Pavilion at Expo ’67 that Morrisseau had been commissioned to paint. Morrisseau designed and sketched the mural, Earth Mother With Her Children, and Ray completed the later painting stages of the artwork.

The Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. (PNIAI) was one of the first independently organized, self-managed Indigenous artists’ collectives and cultural advocacy groups in Canada. The PNIAI initiated an era of increasing activism and empowerment for artists and cultural workers of Indigenous ancestry across the country. Often referred to as the “Indigenous Group of Seven”.

The founding members of Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., (P.N.I.A.I.),were Jackson Beardy, Eddy Cobiness, Alex Janvier, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray and Joseph Sanchez. The group started with a small circle of artists who were dissatisfied and frustrated at the lack of exhibition opportunities for Indigenous art within the contemporary gallery system.

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Some names of Noteworthy Artists not regularly available to our gallery that we have or have had.

  • Norval Morrisseau 1932-2007 (Creator of the Woodland style of art)
  • Franz Johnston 1888 -1949 (Original member of the Group of Seven)
  • Arthur Lismer 1885-1969 (Original Member of The Group of Seven)
  • A.Y. Jackson 1882-1974 (Original member of the Group of Seven)
  • A.J. Casson 1898-1992 (Became a member of The Group of Seven in 1926)
  • J. W. Beatty 1869-1941 (Contemporary of the Group of Seven)
  • Maud Lewis 1903-1970 (Folk Artist)
  • Everett Lewis 1893-1979 (Maud’s husband)
  • Joe Norris  1924-1996 (Folk Artist)
  • Charlie Norris 1929-2013 (Brother to Joe)
  • William Winter
  • Joseph Purcell
  • Tom Forrestall
  • William DeGarthe
  • Anthony Law
  • John Cook
  • Trudy Doyle
  • Charles Beauregarde
  • Charles Hannaford
  • Al Chaddock
  • Steven Rhude
  • Fred Trask
  • Duke Redbird
  • Heather Lawson (Stonemason)
  • Peter Rankin
  • Leon Dolice
  • James G. Tyler, 1855-1931
  • Arthur Lloy, 1929-1986
  • Frederick Arthur Verner, 1836-1928
  • Lucius O’Brien 1832-1899
  • Roy Thomas 1949-2004
  • Eddy Cobiness 1933-1996
  • Robert Harris 1849-1919
  • Suzanne Chrysler MacDonald
  • Greg MacEwan (Mi’kmaq Basket Artist)
  • Joe Arsenault ( Stone Carvings)
  • James Lumbers 1929-

 

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Noteworthy Artists That Aren’t Regularly Available To Our Gallery
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