Category: 150 Artists

Canadian Artists You Should Know – An Ongoing Series

42/150: Jamasee Pitseolak Bucks Tradition

These works assembled from individually carved pieces of stone are the edgy, non-traditional works of Jamasee Padluq Pitseolak. He was born in 1968 in Nunavut, Cape Dorset on southern Baffin Island, the tiny Nunavut community known since the 1950s as the centre of Inuit art and where generations […]

40/150: Terry Watkinson’s Mother Earth

Terry Watkinson’s solo show is a salute to the beautiful country north of Lake Superior and west to the prairies, a region under represented in Canadian landscape painting but possessed of a strange fertile beauty. This is also an artist worth knowing, for his eclectic artistic background, as […]

38/150: Mary Pratt – Domesticity

Mary Pratt (1935-2018) earned a place as one of Canada’s most respected and popular still life artists with her hyper-realistic paintings of domestic activities: basting a turkey, preparing fish, cracking eggs. There’s even a memorial¬† stamp of one of her most famous works, Jelly Shelf – 1999.

37/150: Joe Fafard – Prairie Sculpture

Joe Fafard, an internationally renowned sculptor and a favourite son of the Canadian West, died this weekend at his home in Saskatchewan. He brought a unique set of Prairie sculptures to almost every major Canadian city, the most famous his Running Horses outside the National Gallery of Canada.