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He’s taught me so much’: Winnipeggers raise funds for homeless artist’s funeral – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201950 Views

Daniel James Martin sold traditional art on the streets of Winnipeg, sometimes for as little as $20

Aug 09, 2019

Dozens of Winnipeggers are helping to pay for a funeral for a homeless artist who found solace drawing wild animals in a traditional Anishinaabe style.

Christa Guenther met Daniel James Martin more than three years ago the way many did; on the streets in downtown Winnipeg, where he sold his traditional pen-and-paper drawings, sometimes for as little as $20.

At the time, Guenther had just begun renovations at what would become the Feast Cafe Bistro on Ellice Avenue, and she needed art for the Indigenous restaurant’s walls. Daniel’s work, depicting animals such as loons, turtles and caribou in vivid, primary colours, was perfect.

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