The late E.J. Hughes, a renowned British Columbia coastal artist, is the first entry in a series running on Canadian Art Junkie. (This series was originally created in 2017 to celebrate the year of the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s founding, but it is now ongoing)
Artist No. 1/150
E.J. Hughes (1913 – 2007) developed a West Coast stylized realism that earned him a unique place in the history of Canadian art. His work from the 1930s to 2000 focused on the evocative symbols of British Columbia life – ferries crossing the Georgia Straight, picturesque fishing villages, farm houses and imposing coastal mountains.
“Nature is so wonderful. I feel that when I’m doing my painting that it is a form of worship.” – Edward John Hughes
E.J. Hughes, biography and works in the National Gallery of Canada, here.
On the Canadian Art History Archive, here.
This is #1 in the series 150 Artists.
Categories: 150 Artists