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Randy Knott ( Canadian 1955 - ), Untitled (Killer Whale and Eagle), 1998

acrylic on canvas board
image size: 16 x 20
Notes: Signed and dated by the artist both front and verso.
Randy was born in 1955 on a First Nation reserve at Curve Lake Ontario, Canada just north of Peterborough, Ontario in the Kawartha Lakes region.
Randy comes from a talented family.  His brother was Norman Knott who is renowned for his native paintings which have been sold worldwide in galleries for many years.  Randy learned his trade honestly, he was born with it.  Of his work, his art and his skill, Randy says, "My art is a gift, not a talent."
Randy's interest in life is Native Culture and the way of life of the people around him. Randy has been painting symbolic art since 1976.  He paints mainly with acrylic on canvas and stone, though on occasion, he will work on leather and wood with a wood burner, which he uses as a paintbrush.
His work defines a living culture, as well as represents the survival of the Native Way as he sees it.  He paints the mystical power that he, as a Native sees in the First Nations Peoples. 
Through 1993, Randy donated two paintings to the Toronto Crippled Children's Fund, which were auctioned off and raised $18,000.00, the proceeds from which were given to this worthy cause.  He has since donated numerous paintings used for fund raising to the Easter Seals Campaign and a variety of anti-poverty organizations.
The book, Visions of Our Native American Heritage, 1994, by Jay and Georgette Stock, features Randy and his work as the Mystical Artist.
From 1994 - 2000, Randy taught Native symbolism in reference to his artwork in a variety of schools across Ontario.
As a special member of the Scarborough Arts Guild, Randy participated in several of the juried art shows associated with the Guild, including the annual Art in the Park, held at the Guildwood Inn Park, near the Scarborough Bluffs in Ontario Canada.  As part of his work with the Guild, Randy's work is featured as a final piece in the Scarborough Mural Routes - 12 murals, displayed along Kingston Rd, Randy's being at Cliffside Drive, Scarborough.

The Museum of Civilization received 2 donated paintings from Randy in 2004.
More recently, Randy sold a painting to the Indian and Inuit Centre in 2005 and another to the Toronto District Board of Education in 2006, to be used for a book cover.
His work has been sold from coast to coast in North America, as well as being purchased by people from a variety of countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Lot Name
Randy Knott ( Canadian 1955 - ), Untitled (Loon, Geese and Eagle)
acrylic on canvas board
image size: 16 x 20 inches
$200 - $250

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