Joshim Kakegamic was born at Sandy Lake, Ontario in 1952. He began painting as a teenager in the late sixties under the guidance of his Ojibwa brother-in-law, Norval Morrisseau, and Cree artist, Carl Ray who were holding workshops on local reserves at the time. When they began holding demonstration classes in schools across northeastern and southern Ontario he went along as an assistant.
In 1969, he participated in a group show in North Bay followed by a series of shows in various venues in northwestern Ontario. He continued to paint in North Bay for two years before returning to Sandy lake. (from Native Art in Canada.com)
Josh Kakegamic drowned in 1993 while attempting a rescue on a lake in Northern Ontario.