Artist Jane Ash Poitras
Woodland Cree, 1994
30” x 22”
This print is published exclusively through Artists For Kids in partnership with Canadian artists in support of students, their art education, and their future.
Jane Ash Poitras was born in 1951 in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. Her interest in art and her native heritage has evolved simultaneously and has become the prime focus of her career. She firmly believes that her work as an artist can assist in re-establishing a common pride and identity for North America’s first peoples as well as providing a greater understanding of first nations culture to all who view her art. Her imagery is narrative in nature and is built upon a combination of symbols of her own and other Native heritages, modern culture and the language of contemporary fine art. Her powerful imagery is born of her own quest to heal humanity. She is an internationally acclaimed artist and lives in Edmonton.