Author Tags: Art, First Nations
Patricia Richardson Logie of Gibsons published her collection of 31 portraits of high achieving Aboriginals, mainly from B.C., in Chronicles of Pride (Calgary: Detselig Enterprises, 1990). Her Chronicles of Pride collection was exhibited at 14 venues in British Columbia and a 28-minute video with the same title, produced and directed by Loretta Todd, was made to highlight five of Logie's subjects: Gloria George, Judge Alfred Scow, Dorothy Francis, Vivian Wilson and the late Blanche MacDonald (1931-1985). Other subjects include Simon Baker, Len Marchand, Guujaaw (Gary Edenshaw), Leonard George, Verna Kirkness, Margo Kane and George Manuel. The project grew from Logie's initial portrait of artist Daphne Odjig of Anglemont in 1979. "I realized that all the illustrations of First Peoples were of warriors or underprivileged, woebegone figures of a dying race," she wrote. "Where were the Native people I knew?"
Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Logie began to paint in oils at age 18, married Robert Logie at age 21, raised four children, attended Sir John Cass College in England to study art and returned to British Columbia in 1971. In 1977 she was accepted as a member of London's Society of Women Artists. She has had numerous one-woman shows of her work, as well as several prestigious commissions. The Professional Native Women's Association awarded her a Silver Eagle Feather Award for her contribution to the Aboriginal community.
[BCBW 2004] "First Nations" "Art"