Originating on the Island of Manitoulin, Canada, the 'Woodland
Style' of Legend Painting depicts traditional stories of spirit
and legend. Particularly Ojibwe in it's origin, these paintings
have inspired generations of Native artists throughout the
Native Art Manitoulin represents private
owners with extensive collections of Canadian Native Art in
this style. At this time,
our roster of artists is mainly from the second generation
(b. 1950s) of the Woodland Style, including world-renowned
Simon Mishibinijima, and Leland
generation, influenced directly by the likes of Daphne
Odjig and Norval
Morrisseau, continue to be active today. Many of
their works can be found in galleries around the world.
The digital images of the paintings featured here were produced
by a professional photographer in a closed studio session.
Although they are very good at depicting the look and feel
of these wonderful works of art, their brilliance can only
be seen in person.
Serious inquiries, questions, or comments, can be made by
contacting us directly by email or telephone. Visit the contact
page for more information.
We are currently holding paintings from the following
- Leland Bell
- James Simon
- Robert Madahbee
- Mel Madahbee
- Doug Fox
- John Laford
- Randy Trudeau
- Martin Panamick
- Stan Panamick
Click on the Artists link in
the menu bar to access the artists' information.