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 expectation of change are vivid elements in Hardy’s work, giving a sense of shifting movement to his signature clouds and open vistas. His […]
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 […]
Prudence Heward (1896–1947) was a portrait artist celebrated for her defiant female figures and expressionist colours. At the Theatre (1928) shows women in a public place unaccompanied by men, reflecting the growing independence of women in the 1920s.
Greg Curnoe’s Short Wave Radios on Long Board (1987) is central to a new exhibition in London, Ontario. That’s where Curnoe led an important art movement from the late 1950s through the 1970s that became known as London Regionalism.