Noel Ducharme (1921-1988)
Noel Ducharme, an Ojibway born in Nipigon, Ontario, was a self-taught artist whose paintings, carvings, and silkscreen prints were inspired by the legends told to him by his mother.
His artistic accomplishments are significant:
– Top award at the McLaughlin Art Gallery show in Ottawa, 1973
– Painting presentation to Queen Elizabeth II in 1973
– Solo exhibit at the Kar Gallery,Toronto
– Exhibited with Norval Morrisseau, Carl Ray, Roy Thomas, and Joshim Kakegamic at the Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario, 1977
Featured works are displayed in the McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, and the Indian and Inuit Art Centre, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Gatineau, Quebec.