The Wedding Party by Ken Kirkby
Oils on Canvas
Sold (private collection)
An amazing Canadian cultural treasure; a scene from the traditional wedding of legendary native artist Robert Davidson. The Eagle Transformation and the Eagle Spirit Masks depicted in this painting are amongst the best known works by Davidson.
When I first saw these paintings at Ken’s studio I was really taken aback. Kirkby went on to explain that he was invited by Davidson to paint portraits of the wedding; one of the first in modern times to observe traditional protocols.