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General, David 1950-

GENERAL, David 1950-

PERSONAL: Born May 31, 1950, in Oshweken, Ontario, Canada; married; wife's name, Mary; children: Miles, Aisha, Sara, Megan. Education: Attended Wilfrid Laurier University and Hamilton Teacher's College.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Jenkins Showler Gallery, 1539 Johnston Rd., White Rock, Canada V4B 3Z6; fax: 604-531-4232.

CAREER: Sculptor and painter. Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, senior cultural development officer; also worked as elementary school teacher and steel worker. National Indian Artist Symposium, member of advisory committee; McMichael Canadian Art Collection, member of board of trustees. Exhibitions: Work exhibited in solo and group shows, including exhibitions at Koffler Gallery, Intuit Gallery, Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art, Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre, Queens Museum in New York, and Jenkins Showler Gallery, White Rock, Canada; work represented in numerous collections, including those of Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Standards Association, Dunlop Art Gallery, North American Indian Travelling College, and Yukon Permanent Art Collection.

MEMBER: Society of Canadian Artists of Native Ancestry (cofounder; past chair).

AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from Department of Indian and Northern Affairs and Ontario Arts Council.


Indian Art '76, Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre (Brantford, Ontario, Canada), 1976.

Contemporary Art of Iroquoia, MacDonald Gallery, Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 1980.

Contributor to periodicals, including Native Perspective and Artscrafts.



Dinniwell, Norma, and Tom Hill, Transformation: The Art of David General, Woodland Indian Cultural Education Centre (Brantford, Ontario, Canada), 1982.

St. James Guide to Native North American Artists, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998, pp. 181-183.


Brantford Expositor, September 19, 1982, Laura Ramsay, "General's Exhibition Title Appropriate"; March 7, 1987, Rose Simons, "General Escapes Bonds of 'Native Art.'"

Native Perspective, Volume 3, number 2, 1978, Melissa Lazore, "David General: Exploring Avenues."

Sherbrooke Record, April 2, 1986, "General Is an Artist, Not an Indian Artist."


David General: New Imageries (documentary television special), Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1994.

Kluane Art Expedition (documentary film), [Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada], 1993.

Lacrosse, the Creator's Game (documentary film), Ken Murch Productions (London, Ontario, Canada), 1993.*

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