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It really is an honor recieving so many features for this portrait. Thankyou RedBubble !! 2634 viewsBW 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
The Eyes Have It
Fan Frenzy
The Elderly
Who Needs Color For Beauty
1 0n 1 Fine Art of Portraiture
Spirit of Native America
Wild West Show
Imaginative Realism
Mature Men
Black in Back
!st Place Avadar Challenge ..Placed on Home Page
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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.
This portrait was on “Home Page”

I am a self taught portrait artist and photographer from Canada. I joined RB 2009. Most of my work is done in watercolor pencil, graphite, and pastel.

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Comments

  • Colombe  Cambourne
    Colombe Cambo...almost 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning!

  • cdcantrell
    cdcantrellalmost 6 years ago

    very nicely done

  • Blended
    Blendedalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful drawing. This man was always my favorite in movies and shows.

  • Babbler
    Babbleralmost 6 years ago

    beautiful work

  • skyhorse
    skyhorsealmost 6 years ago

    I remeber this lovely gentleman so well from the old westerns, this is a truly magnificent likeness, you should be very proud !!!

  • conniecrayon
    conniecrayonalmost 6 years ago

    Massive congrats on becoming group avatar ..a worthy winner ….all your portraits are lovely (O:

  • Thankyou

    – Margaret Harris

  • TashaEliassen
    TashaEliassenalmost 6 years ago

    great detail

  • Sowmya Kapula
    Sowmya Kapulaalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent work margaret

  • Thankyou!

    – Margaret Harris

  • twinravens
    twinravensalmost 6 years ago

    Hail to the Chief! Chi Miigwetch for the beauty work!

  • KazM
    KazMalmost 6 years ago

    First winning the Pencil Drawing Group – Avatar Challenge
    Then the Home Page Feature
    Next the world!
    Bravo!

    Great to see you getting such well deserved recognition

  • Thankyou

    – Margaret Harris

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