Vintage Mid Century Modern “Benjamin Chee Chee” Prints (Set of 3)


I simply adore these and very nearly hung on to them, but my walls are already so full and I think these beauties should have room to ‘breath’!
All three are nicely framed with simple gold metal frames and mounted behind non reflective glass

Such a talented young artist, with such a magnificently unique style- but such a tragic story…

“Kenneth Thomas Chee Chee (26 March 1944 – 14 March 1977), known as Benjamin Chee Chee, was a Canadian artist of Ojibwa descent, born in Temagami, Ontario. Chee Chee’s early life was troubled and he lost track of his mother, whom he spent many years searching for. He moved to Montreal in 1965 where he developed his love of drawing, and moved back to Ottawa in 1973.

Soon after he gained fame, as he developed his unique style of clear graceful lines and minimal colour, depicting birds and animals. Though his art featured a great deal of iconography often used by Canadian First Nations artists, Chee Chee had denied his art had symbolic meaning. He instead referred to the animals featured in his art as “creatures of the present”. He also specifically referred to himself as an Ojibway artist, as opposed to allowing himself to be categorized under the broader net of simply an “Indian” artist.

After finding his mother and achieving success as an artist, Chee Chee died by suicide in an Ottawa jail in 1977. He was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario. Chee Chee’s work has been exhibited posthumously throughout Canada.

Length: 31.2cm
Width: 24.6cm

Availability: 1 in stock


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