André Biéler (1896-1989) brought a modernist approach to his traditional rural Québec subject matter in paintings, prints and murals. Biéler was an important cultural figure because his personal vision of a national arts funding organization eventually led to the creation of the Canada Council.
Toronto artist Tony Taylor’s paintings interpret politicians and celebrities as animals. This piece is his interpretation of the country’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, for Canada’s 150th Anniversary this year. I saw his fascinating work this weekend at the One of a Kind show, many of them […]
Gregory Hardy is a Canadian painter who primarily concentrates on prairie landscapes. His hobby farm near Meacham, Saskatchewan provides inspiration for his canvases. Weather and the exectation of change are vivid elements in Hardy’s work, giving a sense of shifting movement to his signature clouds and open vistas. […]
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 […]
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.
Sandra Meigs has been primarily a painter for more than 35 years, influencing Canadian art as a Governor General’s Award winner, educator (University of Victoria) and multi-disciplinary innovator. But it was grief over the loss of her husband after only a year of marriage that propelled her into her best-known […]