Ancestral Portraits is a retrospective of the art and life of Frederick R. McDonald, one of Alberta's most exciting Alberta First Nations artists working today, and a celebration of a rich Cree heritage. With one foot in the world of his ancestral peoples and the other in the realm of contemporary Canadian society, McDonald paints from a unique perspective and uses his art to communicate the culture and spirituality of his ancestors. Ancestral Portraits is a journey into the creative world of one of Canada's up and coming First Nations artists.
Frederick R. McDonald is a Woodland Cree painter born in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Leaving his aboriginal way of life, he came to Calgary, where he earned his MFA at the University of Calgary. McDonald is passionate about the written and visual history of his people.
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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