Date of Award

Summer 8-5-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Harper Montgomery

Second Advisor

Nebahat Avcıoğlu

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizarri


This thesis examines the history of curatorial practices and scholarship regarding the work and life of Daphne Odjig (1919-2016), a self-taught Canadian artist of Potawatomi and English ancestry, in order to situate her at the crux of the contemporary Indigenous art movement in Canada.

Included in

Painting Commons



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