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.
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″)
Maritime artist Peter Gough captures the magic of light and water, universal themes of the Canadian psyche. One of Atlantic Canada’s preeminent realist artists, Gough’s affinity for the outdoors pinions his luminous
Inuit artist Michael Massie has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour. A sculptor and silversmith from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Massie told the CBC he was so surprised to be appointed that he first thought the call today from the Governor-General’s office […]