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Allen Sapp (Sa-pu-num Kiskayetum) Man Cutting Logs in the Bush, 1977

Allen Sapp (Sa-pu-num Kiskayetum)
(Plains Cree, Canadian, 1928 – 2015)

Born on the Red Pheasant Cree Nation, near North Battleford, SK, Allen Sapp was raised by his grandparents on the family farm, where he worked fulltime after age 12. Allen’s grandmother taught him in the Cree ways and encouraged his passion for drawing and painting. He later sold his paintings door to door in North Battleford, and painted commissions. His art career bloomed after he began to create from his personal experience, (encouraged by Dr. Allan Gonor and Saskatoon artist Wynona Mulcaster).

Allen was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1985, and named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1986. In 2003, he received the Governor General’s Award for English language children’s illustration for the book, The Song Within My Heart, based on his memories as a young Cree boy. Internationally known, his work is held in collections across Canada, including the Allen Sapp Gallery (North Battleford), the Glenbow Museum and Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery.

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Allen Sapp Biography

Allen Sapp (Sa-pu-num Kiskayetum)
(Plains Cree, Canadian, 1928 – 2015)

Born on the Red Pheasant Cree Nation, near North Battleford, SK, Allen Sapp was raised by his grandparents on the family farm, where he worked fulltime after age 12. Allen’s grandmother taught him in the Cree ways and encouraged his passion for drawing and painting. He later sold his paintings door to door in North Battleford, and painted commissions. His art career bloomed after he began to create from his personal experience, (encouraged by Dr. Allan Gonor and Saskatoon artist Wynona Mulcaster).

Allen was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1985, and named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1986. In 2003, he received the Governor General’s Award for English language children’s illustration for the book, The Song Within My Heart, based on his memories as a young Cree boy. Internationally known, his work is held in collections across Canada, including the Allen Sapp Gallery (North Battleford), the Glenbow Museum and Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery.

Jane Zednik Biography

Jane Zednik
(Canadian, b. 1953)

Jane was born in Toronto, ON, and first studied art at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University in Toronto, then her Masters in Fine Art at the University of Saskatchewan in 1979, before returning to Ontario. Jane uses vivid pigments, and fantastical and surreal imagery to express her thoughts on the mundane and extraordinary; domestic issues and world-wide cultural issues.

Jane was awarded an Arts Board Major Art Award in 1978, with many commissions including the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Glenbow Museum and Robert McLaughlin Gallery. She has had numerous exhibitions, mainly in Saskatchewan and Ontario, and her work is in permanent collections including the above mentioned, Canada Council Art Bank, MacKenzie Art Gallery, and Mendel Art Gallery Collection at the Remai Modern.

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Jane Zednik - Bull, 1980

Jane Zednik
(Canadian, b. 1953)

Jane was born in Toronto, ON, and first studied art at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University in Toronto, then her Masters in Fine Art at the University of Saskatchewan in 1979, before returning to Ontario. Jane uses vivid pigments, and fantastical and surreal imagery to express her thoughts on the mundane and extraordinary; domestic issues and world-wide cultural issues.

Jane was awarded an Arts Board Major Art Award in 1978, with many commissions including the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Glenbow Museum and Robert McLaughlin Gallery. She has had numerous exhibitions, mainly in Saskatchewan and Ontario, and her work is in permanent collections including the above mentioned, Canada Council Art Bank, MacKenzie Art Gallery, and Mendel Art Gallery Collection at the Remai Modern.

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