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Eddy Cobiness

EDDY COBINESS
b. 1933, Warroad, Minnesota; raised on the Buffalo Point Reserve, Manitoba
d. 1996
First Nations Affiliation: Ojibwa

Self-taught painter and graphic designer, Eddy Cobiness was known for appending his treaty number '47' to all his works. Cobiness grew up and resided on the Buffalo Point Reserve. He began by illustrating realistic village scenes, then initiated a more abstract phase of work, continuing with depictions of provincial wildlife influenced by celebrated Woodland artist Benjamin Chee Chee. Cobiness worked in oil and acrylic, watercolour, pen and ink, and coloured pencil.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

1992 Time for Dialogue: Contemporary Artists.
Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts; The Collectors. The New Gallery; sponsored by Calgary Aboriginal Awareness Society, Calgary Alberta
1987 A Celebration of Contemporary Canadian Native Art.
Organized by the Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario (traveling)
1974 Folklorama '74.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

OTHER EXHIBITION VENUES

Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario
Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario
Manitoba Indian Days, Winnipeg. Manitoba

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Québec
Children's Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Government Building, Churchill, Manitoba [murals]
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Province of Manitoba Offices, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario
Winnipeg Manitoba City Hall
Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

"Artist draws on wildlife as inspiration." Windspeaker 10, no. 19 (21 December 1992): 11.

Cardinal-Schubert, Joane. Time for Dialogue: Contemporary Artists. Calgary, Alberta: Aboriginal Awareness Society, 1992.

"Style and spirit: Eddy Cobiness's gentle paintings belie big hands that once punched noses." Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 1994, p. B1.

Warner, John Anson. "Nature and spirit in contemporary Native Manitoba painting." American Indian Art Magazine 15, no. 2 (Spring 1990): 38-47.




Eddy Cobiness: Village Geometry
Village Geometry
24 x 30 in.   Acrylic on paper

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