Tag: canadian art

Group of Seven: Guitars

The McMichael Canadian Collection is curating a fascinating music-and-art show for Canada’s 150th. The Group of Seven Guitar Project will exhibit masterwork guitars, commissioned from seven world-renowned Canadian guitar makers in homage to a particular Group of Seven member and Tom Thomson. Linda Manzer’s ‘Lawren Harris’ guitar. (For more on […]

Retrospective: Pat Fairhead at 90

The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto has just opened Pat Fairhead @90, a retrospective on the life work of this Muskoka-based artist. During decades of travel, she has captured the primeval majesty of the Arctic, the rhapsodic colours of Muskoka’s landscape and the hypnotic nature of Haida Gwaii.

Tony Taylor: Seen as Animals

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 […]

15/150: Oscar Cahén – Powerful Influence

Oscar Cahén (1916–1956) fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and settled in Canada. One of the founders of Painters Eleven, Cahén was in the vanguard of the Canadian abstract art movement while working as a successful commercial illustrator. Cahén supported his painting with the success of his commercial illustrations. He […]

Gregory Hardy: Prairie Skies

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 […]