Mary Pratt (1935-2018) earned a place as one of Canada’s most respected and popular still life artists with her hyper-realistic paintings of domestic activities: basting a turkey, preparing fish, cracking eggs. There’s even a memorial stamp of one of her most famous works, Jelly Shelf – 1999.
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.
Alex Cameron’s “celebration of pure pigment” make his paintings hum with life. His explorations with colour and texture have defined his work for over 40 years,
Erin Armstrong is a figurative painter on the rise, identified by Saatchi Art in 2014 as one of the world’s 20 emerging artists to watch. Represented by Toronto’s Bau-Xi Gallery, known to have an eye for identifying talent, Armstrong opens a solo show there March 7.
There is just something about the Canadian landscape genre that enables us to glimpse the very soul of nature, as we do in Quebec artist Julie Desmarais’ hauntingly beautiful paintings.
Artist Arthur Lismer, who later would co-found the famed Group of Seven, was living 10 miles outside Halifax on Dec. 6, 1917 when he felt the shock wave of the largest man-made explosion the world had seen. The collision of two ships, one carrying munitions for World War I […]