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.
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.
The inimitable Doris McCarthy (1910-2010), one of Canada’s foremost landscape painters, did much of her work in a Fool’s Paradise, or at least that’s what her mother called the house and studio McCarthy purchased on a bluff on Lake Ontario.
Artist Arthur Lismer, who later would co-found the famed Group of Seven, was living 10 miles outside Halifax on Dec. 6, 1917 when he felt the shock wave of the largest man-made explosion the world had seen. The collision of two ships, one carrying munitions for World War I […]
Kazuo Nakamura (1926-2002) was one of Canada’s most influential abstract artists. Born in Vancouver, he was among Japanese-Canadians interned during WWII. By 1953, he was a founding member of Painters Eleven, but his unique style
Montreal based Yoakim Bélanger (b.1977) is a mixed media artist focused on the strength, passion and grace of the human body, most often using scraped or sanded metal plates. (Above: “Départ” mixed media on steel, 48″ x 68″)