a Woodland Cree painter born in Fort McMurray,
Alberta, is concerned about the written and visual
history of his people. He uses his art to communicate
the culture and spirituality of his ancest...
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Ancestral Portraits is a celebration of a rich Cree
heritage, a retrospective of the art and life of Frederick R.
McDonald, one of the most exciting Alberta First Nations
artists working today. 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, using his art to convey a
First Nations message to viewers and readers.
captures the essence of the bush economy in the homelands of the
McKay people in northeastern Alberta. He paints with a chromatic
vision that cuts to the bone. The narrative spine of his work is
the Athabasca River, rich in content, fast flowing, and never
ending.” -Mike Robinson, President and CEO, Glenbow Museum
In the Beginning
Thoughts on First Nation's Art, Some on Politics
Influences Two, High School and Beyond
On the Art of Travelling
Worldly Encounters 1: Canada
Worldly Encounters 2: Australia
Segregations / Reservations
On Personal Promises
University of Calgary Press
120 pp., 6.00" x 9.00", January 2002