Benjamin Chee Chee Friends Embroidered Knitted Hat

$14.50 USD
Color
Taupe

Description

This unique and stylish hat features the artwork of Native American artist Benjamin Chee Chee. Embroidered on the side of this taupe beanie is 3 geese 'friends'. This hat is made of 100% acrylic and comes in one adult size for both men and women. It is large enough to fit over your ears and will keep you warm and comfortable during the winter. Enjoy this custom embroidered knit hat in a nice neutral color.

Specifications

SKU9529
ManufacturingDesigned In Canada by Benjamin Chee Chee
SizeOne Size Fits All
ColorTaupe
Material100% Acrylic
FeaturesEmbroidered Friends

Artist Benjamin Chee Chee

Born in Temagami, Ontario, Chee Chee largely taught himself to draw and paint. His father died when he was two months old and he lost track of his mother. One reason behind his drive for success as a painter was his ambition to be reunited with her.

He was a prominent member of the second generation of Woodland painters, a Native Art movement that began in the early nineteen-sixties and has since become one of the most important art schools in Canada.

Unlike many of his contemporaries, he painted in a style influenced by modern abstraction. While most of the young Woodland artists were content to follow the style of the movement's founder, Norval Morrisseau, in depicting myths and legends by direct and "primitive" narrative means, Chee Chee pursued a more economical graphic style, a reduction of line and image more in keeping with the mainstream of international modern art.

At the age of thirty-two and at the height of a new-found success as an artist and printmaker, Chee Chee died tragically.