Jack Chambers (1931-1978) was a groundbreaking artist and filmmaker whose photo-realistic style was influenced by his contact with surrealism during early study in Spain. It was his diagnosis with leukemia in 1969, at age 38, which prompted him to work relentlessly on paintings, prints and film while he travelled the world in search […]
Arthur Shilling (1941-1986) was a renowned Anishinaabe artist from Rama, Ontario known for his bold combination of Western painting techniques with traditional Anishinaabe imagery.
Agnes Dunbar Moodie FitzGibbon (1833-1913) was an important pioneer artist known for her plant paintings. Her works were lithographed and published in the 1869 book Canadian Wild Flowers, done with her aunt, naturalist and author Catharine Parr Traill,
Sorel Etrog (1933-2014) is best known for his abstracted figurative sculpture, some of it currently on exhibition at Winchester Galleries in Victoria, B.C. (above). Etrog was a towering figure in Canadian modern art, as well as an accomplished writer.
Some of the most popular Canadian paintings of the Second World War are the work of Charles Comfort, who served as an official war artist. But he was also a muralist, sculptor, teacher and administrator, including director of the National Gallery of Canada.
It’s appropriate that Karine Giboulo’s first European showing is in Germany, ground zero of the international refugee crisis. The Montreal artist has created another of her exquisite miniature worlds to give us passionate social commentary – this time on migration.