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The late Henry Letendre

Henry Letendre (Canadian Métis Artist, 1942-2011)

His compassion for and belief in Native Spirituality and Symbolism is forever captured in his art work.


Henry Letendre's many paintings can be found all over the world and below on this page.

In the past his work has been commissioned by the Canadian Department of Indian Affairs and was given on numerous occasions as a present to visiting dignitaries from many other countries.

Henry Letendre illustrated the book "No Feather, no Ink: After Riel" edited by George Amabile & Kim Dales. (Thistledown Press Ltd., 1985, issued in 2 variants: a) trade edition, ISBN 0-920633-03-X; b) bound/hardcover, ISBN 0-920633-02-1. Included is art work by Henry Letendre.

Henry Letendre illustrated the book "Looking for Henry" by Clive Doucet. (Thistledown Press; 1. edition, April 13, 2007, ISBN-10: 189544991X, ISBN-13: 978-1895449914). - The book is a long poem sequence which, through its search for missing Metis painter Henry Letendre , becomes a search for self, for history, and for the intricate weave of Metis, Acadian and Micmac destinies and dispossessions. In this original, compelling book, Doucet delves into his own Cape Breton Acadien roots and works with Letendre's paintings and ancestry to parallel the tragic histories of the Metis and Acadien people.

Henry Letendre illustrated the "Magazine of the Alberta Teachers' Association (2002)". Its cover features numerous Native Symbols painted by Métis artist Henry Letendre.

Henry Letendre lived in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada.


Blue Northern (2005)
   

The Blue Northern Collection

Art works by Henry Letendre. Name of the collection, with written permission by the artist, based on the 3. Painting in the group below.

"Blue Northern" is the name of my collection of 89 original paintings and one (1) Limited-Edition print by the Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada-local Métis painter Henry Letendre. The characters are shown faceless. Henry explains, that the white man does not see the Native, - and the Native does not want to be seen either. - The sizes of the originals range from 12"x16" to 32"x48". -

The public exhibit of my collection (with the artist's written approval) is my personal service toward the artist's fame, - as well as for general public awareness and appreciation of Henry Letendre's creative and artistic ability, his various styles of painting, and his strong connection to, - and message of, - aboriginal belief, virtue and symbols: Family, love, security, strength, wisdom and Spirit seem to be recurring themes in his clear work.

In 2005 I commissioned from Henry six originals (Images 52 to 57 below), - all being his slightly varying personal interpretation of one of my poems "Aspen Grove"..

Kind regards,
Carlo Hengst (Private art collector and webmaster of this site).

   
Image reference: 4745 (#1: in-looking; see also #2: Letendre 10)
01 The Family (2005) 16"x20"
Image reference: 4744 (#1: blue moon; see also #2: Letendre 41)
02 Spirit Pipe (2005) 20"x16"
Image reference: 4739
03 Blue Northern (2005) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4738
04 Alone and Empty (2005) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4743
05 Medicine Wheel (2005) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4740
06 Eagle Pipe (2005) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4750 (#1: spirit eyes; see also #2: Letendre 46)
07 Warrior Spirit (2005) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4753
08 Eagle Shawl (2005) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4755 (#1 of 7: left to right; - the seven (7) are: Letendre 09, 26, 27, 44, 58, 71 and 72)
09 Mother and Child (2005) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4754 (#2: out-looking; see also #1: Letendre 01)
10 The Family (2005) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4751
11 Life Signs(2005) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4757
12 Blue Wing (2005) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4756
13 Feather Circle (2005) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4749
14 Blue Diamonds (2005) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4752
15 Medicine Cross (2005) 12"x16"
Image reference: 5046
16 Mirror Images (1999) 24"x32"
Image reference: 5045
17 Eagle Heart (1999) 24"x32"
5042 (#1: big; see also #2: Letendre 62)
18 Wind blanket (1999) 24"x32"
Image reference: 5040
19 Floating Spirits (1999) 24"x32"
Image reference: 5047
20 A Family Circle (1999) 24"x32"
Image reference: 5044
21 Winged Warrior (1999) 24"x32"
Image reference: 5043
22 Guardian Spirits (1999) 24"x32"
Image reference: 4797
23 Cross Over Warrior (2000) 32"x48"
Image reference: 4742
24 Winter Bins (2006) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4741(#1: left dot; see also #2: Letendre 66)
25 Alberta North (2006) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4780 (#2 of 7: windy; - the seven (7) are: Letendre 09, 26, 27, 44, 58, 71 and 72)
26 Mother and Child (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4758 (#3 of 7: life signs; - the seven (7) are: Letendre 09, 26, 27,44, 58, 71 and 72)
27 Mother And Child (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4763  (#1: horseback rider; see also #2: Letendre 60)
28 White Fish (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4762 (Turquoise Circle)
29 Untitled (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4760
30 Spirit Strength (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4761
31 Eagle Spirit (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4748
32 Arms Of Love (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4746
33 Spirit Feathers (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4737
34 Curved Feathers (2006) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4747
35 Dream Rider (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4774
36 January Spruce (2006) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4773
37 Prairie Sentinel (2006) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4772
38 Prairie Lines (2006) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4775 (#1: smaller; Title on back; see also #2: Letendre 86)
39 Spirit Images (2006) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4776
40 Spirit Circle (2006) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4788 (#2: white moon; see also #1: Letendre 02)
41 Spirit Pipe (2006) 16"x12"
Image reference: 4782
42 Painted Eagle (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4781
43 Painted Blankets (2006) 12"x16"
(#4 of 7: cross; - the seven (7) are: Letendre 09, 26, 27, 44, 58, 71 and 72)
44 Mother And Child 4759 (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4779
45 Feathers (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4778 (#2: eagle; see also #1: Letendre 07)
46 Warrior Spirit (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 4777 (#1: painted center; title on back; see also #2: Letendre 78)
47 Emerging Warrior 4777 (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 5195
48 Spirit Shield (2006) 18"x24"
Image reference: 5194
49 Grey Pony (2006) 18"x24"
Image reference: 5203
50 Creator Images (2006) 30"x24"
Image reference: 5196
51 Eagle (2006) 24"x30"
Image reference: 5360 (#5 of 7: big; - the seven (7) are: Letendre 09, 26, 27, 44, 58, 71 and 72)
58 Mother and Child (2006) 24"x30"

Aspen Grove



Come with me, please,
to the grasslands, the open plains,
and imagine the thunder of galloping wild horses.

Come with me,
into the aspen grove, where the deer hide, and where we can hear
the grunting by the herd of buffaloes, grazing outside.

Come with me,
to the sunny opening, protected by the trees and shrubs around us,
where we can safely open ourselves to the vastness and freedom of the endless sky.

Come with me, to the grassy, sun-lit hollow,
where we can lie down and let go and listen to the rustle of the foliage,
while the light breeze passes gently over us and makes time for us stand still.

Come with me, into my personal domicile of emotions and feelings,
get to know my boundless infatuation for you,
my non-asking, yet all-hoping affection, my gratefulness for your presence.

In this tranquillity I see your eyes closed, and your mind is relaxed,
while the hawk glides silently around the sun, and the grass stem in my hand
slides slowly and tenderly along your cheek, along your throat…..

Silence and security from unwanted distraction
enables the artist to create his and her world,

and behind your closed eyes, while holding hands with me,
you may be anticipating a loving outcome,

and behind my closed eyes, while holding hands with you,
I am wishing for ways to give my happiness to you.

Carlo
2000 02 16
Image reference: 5197
52 Starry Lovers (2006) 24"x30"
Inspired by Carlo's Poem "Aspen Grove"
Image reference: 5198
53 Lover's Moon (2006) 24"x30"
Inspired by Carlo's Poem "Aspen Grove"
Image reference: 5199
54 Love's Echo (2006) 24"x30"
Inspired by Carlo's Poem "Aspen Grove"
Image reference: 5200
55 Embrace of Love (2006) 24"x30"
Inspired by Carlo's Poem "Aspen Grove"
Image reference: 5201
56 Sunset Lovers (2006) 24"x30"
Inspired by Carlo's Poem "Aspen Grove"
Image reference: 5202
57 Winters Love (2006) 24"x30"
Inspired by Carlo's Poem "Aspen Grove"
Image reference: 5362
59 Drum Spirit (2006) 12"x18"
Image reference: 5365  (#2: person; see also #1: Letendre 28)
60 White Fish (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 5364
61 A Gift (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 5363
62 Wind Blanket (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 5361
63 Eagle Spirit (2006) 16"x12"
Image reference: 5370
64 Distant Warriors (2006) 24"x16"
Image reference: 4764 (Limited Edition print 15/15, under glass)
65 Missing Thorns (1985) 11"x17"
Image reference: 5535 (#2: thin line; see also #1: Letendre 25)
66 Alberta North (2006) 16"x12"
Image reference: 5536
67 Feathers (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 5537 (Title on back)
68 Eagle (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 5538
69 Loving Arms (2006) 12"x16"
Image reference: 5539
70 Crimson Eagle (2006) 24"x16"
Image reference: 5540 (#6 of 7: w/o eagle; - the seven (7) are: Letendre 09, 26, 27, 44, 58, 71 and 72)
71 Mother and Child (2006) 16"x24"
Image reference: 5541 (#7 of 7: w/ eagle; - the seven (7) are: Letendre 09, 26, 27, 44, 58, 71 and 72)
72 Mother and Child (2006) 16"x24"
Image reference: 5542
73 Eagle Pipe (2006) 24"x16"
Image reference: 5543
74 Eagle Prayer (2006) 16"x24"
Image reference: 5544
75 Images (2006) 20"x16"
Image reference: 5545
76 Family Aura (2006) 16"x20"
Image reference: 5546
77 Wings of Prayer (2006) 16"x20"
Image reference: 5547 (#2: Spirit mask; see also #1: Letendre 47)
78 Emerging Warrior (2006) 16"x20"
Image reference: 5548
79 Family Love (2006) 16"x20"
Image reference: 5549 (#1; see also #2: Letendre 85)
80 The Blanket (2006) 16"x20"
Image reference: 5550
81 Moon Circles (2006) 16"x20"
Image reference: 5551
82 Warrior (2006) 16"x20"
Image reference: 5552
83 Spirit of Home (TBA) TBA"xTBA"
Image reference: 5553
84 The Painted Eagle (2006) 16"x20"
Image reference: 5554 (#2; see also #1: Letendre 80)
85 The Blanket (2006) 16"x20"
Image reference: 5555 (#2: bigger; see also #1: Letendre 39)
86 Spirit Images (2006) 20"x16"
Image reference: 5556
87 Floating Feathers (2006) 16"x16"
Image reference: 5557
88 Medicine Star (2006) 16"x16"
Image reference: 5558
89 Spirit Eagle (2006) 16"x16"
Image reference: 5533
90 Warrior Horse (2006) 24"x32"
   
Carlo Webmaster
Karl (Carlo) Hengst
Antigonish, N.S., Canada
Email: ch@hengst.ca
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