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Randy Trudeau

Anishinaabe

(1955-2013)

First Name: Randolph

Last Name: Trudeau

Full Name: Randolph (Randy) Clement Trudeau

Date of birth: 1955

Place of birth: Curve Lake Reserve, north of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Date of death: 2013

Place of death: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Community / Heritage: Odawa-Ojibwe

Sex: Male

Art Media: Acrylic, wood burner.

Bio:

Randolph (Randy) Clement Trudeau was an Odawa-Ojibwe artist. Trudeau was born in 1954 on the Curve Lake Reserve, Ontario. He is the brother of artist Norman Knott.

Trudeau was raised in Buzwah, Ontario by his grandparents, who followed a traditional way of life. 

Trudeau attended a summer school organized by Tom Peletier, the creator of the Manitou Arts Foundation. The Foundation was formed to encourage young people to consider a career in arts. The school counted Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray and Gerald Dokis among its advisors. Other students who attended the school included Shirley Cheechoo, Blake Debassige, Leland Bell and Martin Panamick. Trudeau also attended summer programs at Laurentian University, Sudbury, and was a cultural assistant at the Wikwemikong schools for two years.

Trudeau was influenced by the style of Norval Morrisseau, the founder of the Woodland School of Art, while also incorporating Western techniques into his work. His work showcases the culture, life and traditions of Indigenous people.

To provide for his family, Trudeau spent part of his life working as a contractor and heavy equipment operator. From 1994 to 2000, Randy taught Native symbolism in a variety of schools across Ontario. He was an active community member, and donated numerous artworks to fundraising and anti-poverty organizations.

Trudeau’s art was featured in the “Visions of Our Native American Heritage” book by Jay and Georgette Stock. His works were shown worldwide and are represented in major national collections.

Articles

Artwork

Title Last Sold At Auction
MEDICINE MAN SINGS TO THE GREAT SPIRIT 2007-09 (September 2007)
THE DREAM OF THE THUNDERBIRD SPIRIT WITH THE SPIRITS 2015-03 (March 2015)
THE DRUMMER SINGS A SPECIAL SONG FOR THE SPIRITS AND VEIL THEIR PRESENTS 2020-07 (July 2020)
THE PORCUPINE'S MATING IS IN THE LATE FALL, FOR THE NEW ONE'S IN THE SPRING 2020-10 (October 2020)
THE YOUNG WARRIOR AND HIS VISION 2011-07 (July 2011)
UNTITLED (EAGLE WITH PREY) 2019-01 (January 2019)

Recent Auction Results

THE PORCUPINE'S MATING IS IN THE LATE FALL, FOR THE NEW ONE'S IN THE SPRING
Estimate: 200 — 250
Sold: Oct 2020 — Sold For: $390
THE DRUMMER SINGS A SPECIAL SONG FOR THE SPIRITS AND VEIL THEIR PRESENTS
Estimate: 150 — 200
Sold: Jul 2020 — Sold For: $420
UNTITLED (EAGLE WITH PREY)
Estimate: 150 — 200
Sold: Jan 2019 — Sold For: $252
THE DREAM OF THE THUNDERBIRD SPIRIT WITH THE SPIRITS
Estimate: 200 — 300
Sold: Mar 2015 — Sold For: $168
THE YOUNG WARRIOR AND HIS VISION
Estimate: 125 — 175
Sold: Jul 2011 — Sold For: $252
MEDICINE MAN SINGS TO THE GREAT SPIRIT
Estimate: 0 — 0
Sold: Sep 2007 — Sold For: $432

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