Chief Dan George

Margaret Harris

Joined January 2009

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It really is an honor recieving so many features for this portrait. Thankyou RedBubble !! 2634 views

BW Portrait, Chief Dan George, Graphite on Coquille drawing paper..cold press
Graphite from 2H to 9B and Charcoal..and white watercolor with dry brush..Coquille paper is the paper I usually use for my work…It has a stiple surface and takes graphite very well…. Chief Dan George has been Featured in
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Chief Dan George was born in 1899, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. and died in 1981 in the same place. He was chief of the Squamish Bandof Burrard inlet, British Columbia from 1951 to 1963. Besides television and the movies, he was also a successful Canadian stage actor. He was a successful poet. Wrote two books of poetry. My Heart Soars 1974, and My Spirit Soars in 1982. He was in several movies such as Little Big Man where he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor 1970. He Always insisted on playing “good” First Nation characters. Until 1959 (when he was 60 years old,) he worked as a longshoreman, logger and itinerant musician. He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) in 1971 for his services to Canada. He has a public school named after him in Toronto, Ontario and he is commemorated on one of a set of postage stampls ussued in 2008.
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