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Ancestral Portraits: The Colour of My People

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Frederick R. McDonald
978-1-55238-282-0 (Institutional PDF)
$29.95 CAD / $34.95 USD
105 pages
61 colour images
Art in Profile: Canadian Art and Architecture
April 2002


About the Book: 

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.

About the Author(s): 

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.