Black Sheep Gallery 

Allen Sapp
Allen Sapp (1928 Ė 2015) was a descendant of the legendary Cree leader Poundmaker. His mother died of tuberculosis when he was young and he was raised by his grandmother Maggie Soonias. Allen was very sick as child and never learned to read or write but often filled his time drawing pictures. He survived spinal meningitis at the age of 14 but lost four of his seven brothers and sisters during the depression.

Allenís paintings were a sensitive depiction of a quiet and gentle people and their struggle to survive in a harsh and unforgiving environment during the Great Depression and later on the Red Pheasant reserve in Saskatchewan.

Allen Sapp received the Saskatchewan Award of Merit in 1985, the Order of Canada in 1987 and a Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1995 from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. He also received the Governor Generalís Literary award in 2003 for his illustrations in the childrenís book The Song Within My Heart.

Allen Sapp
Acrylic on Canvas
18" by 24"
$5,000 CDN


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