Clemence Wescoupe

Clemence Wescoupe, of Saulteaux background, was born in 1951 on the Long Plain Reserve in Manitoba. His native name is “Oo-za-biness” which means “Brown Partridge”. Wescoupe’s work began following the early Woodland and Prairie Aboriginal tradition of such artists as Daphne Odjig and Jackson Beardy and in 1976 started his own graceful, flowing lines and stylized forms, emerging somewhat at the same time Benjamen Chee Chee’s work was introduced into the Winnipeg area. Clemence emerged in the mid-seventies when Robert Checkwitch of Great Grasslands Graphics first saw his work and began publishing Wescoupe’s silkscreen prints. The elegant image, Rainbirds, which came out in 1977 was one of the most popular and successful Woodland Aboriginal prints ever created. Wescoupe subsequently had two one-artist shows with The Wah-sa, and was part of many group shows with that gallery, including the June 2003 “Freshwater” show. He has also had one-artist shows at the Nicholas Gallery in Ottawa, Gallery Phillip in Toronto, Craft Guild in Montreal, Eagledown Gallery in Edmonton, an “environmental” show in Los Angeles, and solo exhibitions in Frankfurt and the University of Heidelberg. He currently has the majority of his originals at the Northern Art Impressions Gallery in Lake Louise, Alberta.

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Bear's Spirit Song

"Bear's Spirit Song"

Acrlyic on canvas

14 x 11"

Purchase Price: $300

CW1706

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Cree Creation

"Cree Creation"

Acrylic on canvas, framed

28 x 40"

Purchase Price: $2,460

CW76-01

 

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Enchanted Turtle

"Enchanted Turtle"

Acrylic on Canvas

14 x 11"

Purchase Price: $300

CW1705

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Evening Dance

"Evening Dance"

Acrylic on canvas

14 x 11"

Purchase Price: $300

CW1707

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Happiness of Birth

"Happiness of Birth"

Acrylic on canvas

14 x 11"

Purchase Price: $300

CW1701

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Hummingbird

"Hummingbird"

Acrylic on canvas

14 x 11"

Purchase Price: $300

CW1702

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Prayer Time

24 x 20

acrylic on canvas

Purchase Price: $960.00

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Spirit Ride

"Spirit Ride"

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 24"

Purchase Price $1,000

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Wolf Spirit Singer

Wolf Spirit Singer 

Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 24"

Purchase Price: $800

CW1710

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