Joshim Kakegamic

Born in 1952 in Sandy Lake, Joshim Kakegamic enjoyed early and extensive contact with brother-in-law Norval Morrisseau and with Carl Ray. Joshim Kakegamic studied with Ray and Morrisseau during their tour of northern reserves. Joshim Kakegamic had his first group show in 1969 and presented a solo workshop at Fanshaw College. In 1973 Joshim Kakegamic and his brothers Goyce and Henry started the Triple K Co-operative, a silkscreen operation based in Red Lake. By 1975 Kakegamic was being shown at Aggregation Gallery in Toronto, which still handled Carl Ray’s work. While Kakegamic’s predecessors invented and refined the pictographic style, Joshim Kakegamic was weaned on it, and rapidly perfected the vocabulary. He was a painter of technical virtuosity and an innovator in the field of Indian print production. Joshim Kakegamic died tragically in 1993 while on a rescue mission.

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