Category: 150 Artists

Canadian Artists You Should Know – An Ongoing Series

22/150: Glenn Lewis – Avant-Garde

  Glenn Lewis (b: 1935), winner of a 2017 Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts, has worked in video, performance, film, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and writing. He was a key member of the avant-garde art scene in Vancouver during the 1960s and early 1970s. Like many artists of the […]

21/150: Maud Lewis, The Movie

British actor Sally Hawkins is turning heads and creating Oscar buzz for her role as Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis (1903-1970) in a movie that also stars Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke.  (It opened April 14 in select cities). Maudie (trailer below) tells one of the most compelling stories […]

19/150: John Hammond, Adventurer

John Hammond (1843–1939): An adventuring artist, and an important chronicler of the opening of Canada’s railways, Hammond was a world traveller. This painting was commissioned by Canadian Pacific to show easterners (and investors) scenes of westward expansion.

18/150: Alex Janvier -The Retrospective

Contemporary artist Alex Janvier was influenced by painters Wassily Kandinsky (Russian) and Paul Klee (Swiss) but his ultimate style is a unique Canadian combination of Indigenous and modern art. A retrospective of his career is on exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada.