Greg Curnoe’s Short Wave Radios on Long Board (1987) is central to a new exhibition in London, Ontario. That’s where Curnoe led an important art movement from the late 1950s through the 1970s that became known as London Regionalism.
Curnoe (1936-1992) and colleagues were known not just for their art, but for their fight for the rights of artists to get recognition and monetary benefits, such as royalties, for their work. They helped found Canadian Artists’ Representation, a national organization of artists still operating today.
Canadian Art Junkie carried a previous, comprehensive piece on Curnoe, covering more about his witty work as an eccentric colorist – including visuals from a retrospective on his work. Please see that item on Curnoe here.
A comprehensive biography on the Art Canada Institute, here.
Curnoe at the National Gallery of Canada, here.
Robert Fulford, column on Greg Curnoe, here
This post is the second in a new series on 150 Artists you should know for Canada’s 150 Anniversary.