Allen Sapp, Previously Sold Artwork

My Mom is Carrying Me
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (14x11 in) circa 2007
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Looking After the Cattle
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (20x16 in) circa 2007
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Buffalo are Grazing
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (18x24 in) circa 2007
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Me and My Brother Playing
Allen Sapp
Acrylic on Canvas (16x20 in) 2005
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My Dad Works While We Play
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (16x12 in) circa 2005
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My Dad Chopping Wood While We Play
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (16x24 in) circa 2005
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Cutting Wood for the House
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (14x11 in) circa 2005
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Nokum is Making Bannock
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (16x20 in) circa 2003
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Winter Feeding
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (12x10 in) 2002
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Horses are Resting
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (16x20 in) 2001
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My Dad is Fixing My Sleigh
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (24x36 in) circa 2000
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Watching My Dad Work
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (18x14 in) circa 2000
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Going to Cut Some Hay
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (16x20 in) 2000
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Family Going to Cando
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (14x11 in) circa 2000
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Nokum is Working
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (20x16 in) circa 2000
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Untitled
Allen Sapp
Acrylic on Canvas (24x36 in) circa 1997
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Almost Home with a Load of Wood
Allen Sapp
acrylic (24x30 in) 1990
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Almost Done Now
Allen Sapp
acrylic (24x30 in) 1986
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Not So Cold Today On Red Pheas. Res.
Allen Sapp
Acrylic on Canvas (24x36 in) 1986
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Albert Soonias Place on Red Pheasant Reserve A Long Time Ago
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (16x20 in) 1983
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Allen Sapp

(1928 - 2015) RCA, SAM, OC

Photo of Allen Sapp

A descendant of the great plains Cree Chief Poundmaker, Allen Sapp was born in January of 1928 on the Red Pheasant Reserve, near North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Because of frail health in childhood he was often bed-ridden and began to draw and to paint to pass the time. He was raised by his grandmother, Maggie Soonias, who strongly encouraged his creativity as a way of giving expression to his world. His relationship with his grandmother, or “Nokum” as he called her was a profound one, and her wisdom gave him confidence to persevere in spite of ill health, a bout with spinal meningitis at age 14 and a lack of formal education.

n 1966, Allen Sapp met Dr. Allan Gonor who became an influential role in Allen Sapp’s artistic career and was the driving force behind the creation of the Allen Sapp Gallery. Gonor recognized Sapp’s talent and amazing potential. He encouraged him to paint the life he knew, rather than the subject matter that he believed would be popular with the public. The Gonor Collection opened in 1989 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, making Allen Sapp the only living Canadian artist, at that time, to have a museum dedicated to his work.

Allen Sapp was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1973. He was one of the first recipients of the Saskatchewan Award of Merit in 1985. Two years later, in 1987, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General Jeanne Sauve, in recognition of his achievements in the visual arts. He has had numerous exhibitions throughout Canada and abroad, including New York, Los Angeles and London. The work of Allen Sapp is represented in many private, public and corporate collections. Several books and catalogues have been published about his life and work, including, “Two Spirits Soar - The Art of Allen Sapp”; 1990, by W.P. Kinsella; “Kiskayetum, Allen Sapp - A Retrospective”, 1996, prepared by the MacKenzie Art Gallery; and “I Heard the Drums”, 1996, which featured his thoughts and perspectives and a large selection of his paintings. Allen Sapp passed away in December, 2015, just shy of his 88th birthday.

Links

Allen Sapp 2008 Catalogue

Allen Sapp Gallery
The Gonor Collection website

Allen Sapp: His Story
Video on Through the Eyes of the Cree Website

Songs
Audio: Listen to Allen Sapp perform songs he remembers from his childhood on the Through the Eyes of the Cree site

Facebook Photo Gallery
Recent photos at the Allen Sapp Gallery

As it Happens Audio Clip
Interview with Leah Garvin, curator of Allen Sapp Gallery, North Battleford, Sask, regarding death of Allen Sapp, 2015

Consignments

We are currently seeking works by A. Sapp to be included in future collections. If you are interested in selling works by A. Sapp visit our valuation submission page for more information.

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