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Allen Sapp
RCA, OC
If you are looking to sell work by Allen Sapp CLICK HERE
2010 YouTube video


UNTITLED - PLAYING WITH THE DOG SHOWPIECE
AS517
acrylic, canvas
11 x 14 in.  

$ 3625 CDN SOLD


THEY ARE LEARNING TO BE DRUMMERS SHOWPIECE
AS516
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 7500 CDN SOLD


OLD BLANKET ON THE FENCE SHOWPIECE
AS515
acrylic, linen
24 x 30 in.  

$ 7000 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - DAD'S WATCHIN SHOWPIECE
AS514
acrylic, canvas
24 x 36 in.  

$ 7900 CDN


UNTITLED - RIVER SHOWPIECE
AS513
acrylic, board
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5000 CDN


MY DAD IS PUTTING THE HORSE AWAY SHOWPIECE
AS512
acrylic, canvas
11 x 14 in.  

$ 2925 CDN SOLD


JUST GOT HOME WITH THE WATER SHOWPIECE
AS511
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.  
LE14142
$ 4000 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - THREE HORSES SHOWPIECE
AS510
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5310 CDN


UNTITLED - HORSES IN WINTER SHOWPIECE
AS509
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5310 CDN SOLD


FOUND A HORSE SHOWPIECE
AS508
acrylic, canvas, board
20 x 16 in.  

$ 4000 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - PILING UP THE HAY SHOWPIECE
AS507
acrylic, canvas, board
5 x 7 in.  

$ 2000 CDN


HAVING LUNCH WITH MY FAMILY SHOWPIECE
AS506
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.  

$ 4275 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - MENDING THE WHEEL SHOWPIECE
AS505
acrylic, canvas
11 x 14 in.  

$ 3300 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - NOOKUM RESTING SHOWPIECE
AS504
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.  

$ 4000 CDN


END OF SUMMERTIME SHOWPIECE
AS503
acrylic, linen
16 x 12 in.  

$ 3400 CDN SOLD


FIXING THE WHEEL SHOWPIECE
AS502
acrylic, canvas
12 x 12 in.  

$ 2920 CDN


DRYING SOME MEAT TO EAT, NICE DAY SHOWPIECE
AS501
acrylic, canvas
24 x 36 in.  

$ 7900 CDN


JUST GOT HOME FROM A VISIT SHOWPIECE
AS500
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5000 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - CHOPPING WOOD AT NIGHT SHOWPIECE
AS499
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5310 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - CLEANING THE BARN SHOWPIECE
AS498
acrylic, canvas
11 x 14 in.  

$ 3625 CDN


UNTITLED - SITTING NEAR THE CABIN SHOWPIECE
AS497
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5310 CDN SOLD


STANDING OUTSIDE MY CABIN SHOWPIECE
AS496
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.  

$ 5275 CDN


UNTITLED - GETTING READY SHOWPIECE
AS495
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 6310 CDN SOLD


HE'S COMING DOWN THE TREE SHOWPIECE
AS494
acrylic, canvas
16 x 12 in.  
FD2073
$ 5000 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - SLEDDING SHOWPIECE
AS493
acrylic, canvas
11 x 14 in.  

$ 2925 CDN SOLD


MY GRANDMA IS HOLDING THE BABY SHOWPIECE
AS492
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.  

$ 4275 CDN


UNTITLED - NOOKUM PEELING POTATOES SHOWPIECE
AS491
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5000 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - NOOKUM SWEEPING SHOWPIECE
AS490
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5310 CDN


UNTITLED - BOUNCING A BALL SHOWPIECE
AS489
acrylic, canvas
11 x 14 in.  

$ 3625 CDN


KIDS SLEDDING, HAVING FUN AT NIGHT SHOWPIECE
AS488
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5310 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - SOARING EAGLES SHOWPIECE
AS487
acrylic, canvas
24 x 36 in.  

$ 7500 CDN SOLD


GETTING THE HORSE TO GO GET WOOD SHOWPIECE
AS486
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.  

$ 4275 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - TAKING A HORSE TO DRINK SHOWPIECE
AS485
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.  

$ 4275 CDN


UNTITLED - COOKING BY THE LAKE SHOWPIECE
AS484
acrylic, canvas
24 x 24 in.  

$ 6340 CDN


UNTITLED - HARVESTING SHOWPIECE
AS483
acrylic, canvas
24 x 24 in.  

$ 6340 CDN


UNTITLED - SWIMMING IN THE RIVER SHOWPIECE
AS482
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.  

$ 4275 CDN


UNTITLED - COOKING LUNCH FOR FAMILY SHOWPIECE
AS481
acrylic, canvas
24 x 30 in.  

$ 7875 CDN


DRYING MEAT WHILE MEN ARE WORKING SHOWPIECE
AS480
acrylic, canvas
24 x 30 in.  

$ 7375 CDN


UNTITLED - GETTING WATER SHOWPIECE
AS479
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.  

$ 4275 CDN


UNTITLED - GOING TO PLAY HOCKEY SHOWPIECE
AS478
acrylic, canvas
16 x 12 in.  

$ 3635 CDN SOLD


LOOKING FOR PRAIRIE CHICKENS SHOWPIECE
AS477
acrylic, canvas
16 x 12 in.  

$ 3635 CDN SOLD


COMING HOME WITH A FULL LOAD SHOWPIECE
AS476
acrylic, canvas
16 x 12 in.  

$ 3635 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - FARMYARD SHOWPIECE
AS475
acrylic, canvas
24 x 30 in.  

$ 7375 CDN


ME AND MY DAD CUTTING WOOD SHOWPIECE
AS474
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5310 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - FETCHING WATER SHOWPIECE
AS472
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.  

$ 4275 CDN


MY GRANDMOTHER IS WATCHING ME SHOWPIECE
AS469
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5000 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - HAULING LOGS, WINTER
AS466
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.  

$ 5310 CDN


FALL COLOURS SHOWPIECE
AS416
oil, canvas
20 x 16 in.  
E281 1967
$ 6275 CDN SOLD


THE DUCKS JUST LANDED SHOWPIECE
AS406
acrylic, canvas
14 x 18 in.  
JO9888 1989
$ 5830 CDN SOLD


INDIAN CHIEF SHOWPIECE
AS405
acrylic, canvas
24 x 18 in.  
IF11112 1991
$ 7810 CDN SOLD


UNTITLED - HORSE HEADS SHOWPIECE
AS367
acrylic, canvas
7 x 5 in.  

$ 2145 CDN


THEY ARE COMING TO WATCH THE HOCKEY GAME SHOWPIECE
AS280
acrylic, canvas
48 x 48 in.  
DQ2701
$ 25000 CDN SOLD


NOOKUM MAKING BANNOCK
AS272
acrylic, canvas
12 x 10 in.  
ED2629
$ 3000 CDN SOLD

Allen Sapp


RCA, OC

January 2, 1928 - Dec 28, 2015

Allen Sapp was born in his grandparentís log cabin on the Red Pheasant Reserve in Saskatchewan. Allenís mother died when he was quite young, and his grandmother, Nokum, raised him. Their relationship was very close and despite Nokumís passing, she was a great influence on Allenís life.

Allen Sapp was Plains Cree, descended from Chief Poundmaker, who is one of the Great Chiefs and is still honoured by his people today. In his early years, Allenís health was poor. During a serious illness when he was about eight years old, his grandmotherís sister said that unless Allen was given a new Indian name, he would die. Allen received his Cree name, Kiskayetum; translated it means ďHe perceives it.Ē It was the first of many spiritual experiences in his life. When he was in his early teens Allen was bedridden with meningitis, which prevented him from attending school. Unable to read or write, Allen spent the hours of solitude sketching and drawing, which suited his shy temperament. A self-taught artist, when Allen first started working in oils his pallet was restricted by his budget to only a few colours. His early paintings were done in white, brown and black.

Allen Sapp later moved to North Battleford, Saskatchewan, where he painted at night and walked the streets during the day to find buyers for his work. When he was in his mid-thirties, he met Dr. Allan Gonor, who became a very good friend and patron. Dr. Gonor encouraged Allen to paint what he remembered of life growing up on the reserve. He promised to buy much of Allenís work and arranged the sale of other paintings so that Allen could make a living as an artist without having to rely on welfare. With Dr. Gonorís support, Allen never looked back. Allen's art is a window to life on the reserve as it was when he was growing up in the 1930's and 40's. Many of these scenes have disappeared from current reserve life. Allen's paintings depict the struggle for survival by a proud people in a harsh environment.

In 1969 and 1970, successful exhibitions in Saskatoon and Vancouver launched Allenís career. Within the next five years, Allen Sappís paintings were widely exhibited and acclaimed throughout Canada, and in London, New York and Los Angeles.

Allen Sapp is an inspiration to younger Native painters across Canada. At the "New Beginnings" Native Art Show, held in conjunction with the Native Business Summit in Toronto in June 1986, Allen Sapp was singled out as a Senior Native artist in Canada, "whose contributions to the present renaissance of Native art and culture will only be measured by history."


Allen Sapp
RCA, OC



Affiliations
1975 Royal Canadian Academy of Art
1987 Officer of the Order of Canada


Awards
1995 Saskatchewan Arts Board's Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, three paintings were selected to hang in the Canadian
Embassy in Moscow
1985 Saskatchewan Award of Merit


Credits
1989 Opening and dedication of the Allen Sapp Gallery - The Gonor Collection, North Battleford, SK



Exhibitions
2010 Paintings from the 1960'2 - 2000's, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2007 Hockey Times, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2007 Solo exhibition, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 "Recollections," Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2000 "Remembering," Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
1996 Humberston-Edwards Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1995 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
1994 Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
1993 Humberston-Edwards Gallery, Vancouver, BC
"Kiskayetum - Allen Sapp: A Retrospective," Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
Master's Gallery, Calgary, AB
Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, BC
"Kiskayetum - Allen Sapp: A Retrospective", Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC
Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
Hollander-York Gallery, Toronto, ON
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
Allen Sapp Gallery: The Gonor Collection, North Battleford, SK
Assiniboia Bessborough, Saskatoon, SK
Wilfert's Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, BC
Master's Gallery, Calgary, AB
West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB


Publications
2010 Rocky Mountain Outloo/a>
1996 "I Heard the Drums", Allen Sapp, published by Stoddart, three paintings were selected for UNICEF'S card series
1990 "Two Spirits Soar: The Art of Allen Sapp", published by Stoddart
1994 "On the Road Again", CBC
1989 "Allen Sapp: For Art's Sake", film documentary, STV
1983 "Four Prairie Artists", film documentary, CBC
1973 "Colours of Pride", film documentary, National Film Board of Canada
1971 "By Instinct A Painter", film documenatry, CBC
1977 "A Cree Life: The Art of Allen Sapp", John Anson Warner and Thecla Bradshaw
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