Lot 9

SACRED BUFFALO by Brian Marion

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Artist: Brian Marion (1960-2011)
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 22''x 30'' 


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Brian Marion is a Canadian Aboriginal artist, born October 6th, 1960 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Growing up amongst the Saulteaux and Cree of the Prairies until he was fifteen, Brian then moved to Ontario to live with the Ojibway of the Northern Woodland Region. Brian utilizes both the spiritualism of the Ojibway culture and the technique of the Shaman art in his paintings, applying color to forms that are derived in part from the ancient pictographs still found in the central region of Canada. Brian's paintings are acrylic on canvas, paper, and birch bark. His work is featured in private and corporate collections, including the collection of the Prime Minister of Canada. In 1975 Brian began an eleven-year apprenticeship with Norval Morrisseau, the internationally renowned Canadian Native Artist and founder of the Woodland School of Art. Brian Marion's many achievements include a show with Norval Morrisseau at First Canadian Place, a mural commissioned by the African National Congress "Mandela Free Leonard Peltier next?"' and a mural "Rainbow World" for the Young People's Theatre. Other accomplishments include his artwork featured in a music video with Robby Robertson, John Tridell, and Buffy Ste. Marie, three books published by Prentice Hall/Ginn Publishing, and a poster commissioned by IKEA Canada. In 1994, Brian was chosen to represent Canada at the 50th Anniversary D-Day Celebrations in Normandy, France. His work has been shown in Milan and at the Canadian embassy in Chicago, promoting aboriginal art as part of Canadian trade missions to these countries. 

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