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Jessie Oonark, O.C., R.C.A., ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ


JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985)

stroud, thread, embroidery floss
signed in syllabics on the reverse
15 x 51.25 in — 38.1 x 130.2 cm

Private Collection, Hamilton
Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg

Janet Catherine Berlo in Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller (eds.), ,em>North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary, Garland, New York, 1995.

“A strong, bold graphic sense informs all of Oonark’s work. Traditional dress, women’s facial tatoos, and shamanistic themes are common in her art, yet they usually appear as isolated, fragmentary forms, shaped into a graphically bold image rather than a comprehensible narrative. Oonark is also well known as a textile artist, whose wool and felt wall-hangings reveal her as a master of color and form.”

Estimate: $15,000–20,000

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2019-05-27 Waddington's 25 15,000 20,000 14,400.00

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