Clemence Wescoupe : the Buffalo Spirit

Ozaa~Bines “Brown Thunderbird” Clemence Wescoupe entered the spirit world Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 at Portage la Prairie General Hospital, at 67 years of age. Clemence is of Saulteaux background and was born in 1951 on Long Plain First Nation. His native name is “Ozaa-Bines” which means “Brown Thunderbird”.


Obituary for Clemence Wescoupe | McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel

Clemence was an artist, he loved to paint. In 1976 Clemence started his own graceful, flowing lines and stylized forms. The elegant image, Rainbirds, which came out in 1977 was one of the most popular and successful Woodland Aboriginal prints ever created. Clemence as a founding member of the Woodland School of Art, along with friends and fellow artists Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray and Jackson Beardy, leaves an impactful artistic legacy that is celebrated globally. (pour la traduction)


Buffalo Spirit © Ozaa~Bines dit Clemence Wescoupe Buffalo Spirit © Ozaa~Bines dit Clemence Wescoupe















Long Plain First Nation


Portage la Prairie


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