Goyce Kakegamic represents the traditional Canadian Woodland style of art of his Ojibway brother-in-law, Norval Morrisseau (considered to be the Father of contemporary Woodland art). Born in Sandy Lake, northern Ontario in 1948, Goyce also came under the influence of Cree artist, Carl Ray, and seeks to transmit the heritage of his people through the life of nature and the legends of the Ojibway people. Along with his brothers, Joshim (1952-1993) also an artist and Henry, Goyce established Triple K Co-operative, a printing and silk-screening operation in Red Lake ON which was instrumental in the growing popularization and recognition given to Canadian Aboriginal art in the 1970s. Goyce Kakegamic has also shown leadership in the educational and political arenas in northern Ontario while continuing to develop his artistic career. He has had many national and international exhibitions and has been represented by many galleries across Canada. The Wah-sa Gallery has been associated with Goyce since the late 1970s.
5 x 9 acrylic on birchbark, framed