The Junkie’s Favorite Artists

  • These images are from my favorite (and famous) established Canadian artists, although there are many great artists of every type featured on this blog, all worthy of your attention.

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1. Lawren Harris (Group of Seven) : Lake Superior Sketch

More on Lawren Harris, on Canadian Art Junkie, here and here.

At the National Gallery of Canada, here.

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2. William Kurelek: Snowballs

More on Kurelek’s winter scenes, on Canadian Art Junkie, here.

An exceptional online exhibit on Kurelek’s life and art, here.

See a gallery of some of Kurelek’s paintings, here.

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3. Tom Thomson (Group of Seven) : Zeppelins

More on Thomson on Canadian Art Junkie here and here.

At the National Gallery of Canada, here.

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4.  Jean-Paul Lemieux: Nineteen Ten Remembered

Sold for $2.34 million, 2011

At the National Gallery of Canada, here.

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5. Kenojuak Ashevak: Silver Owl

One of Kenojuak Ashevak’s  famous, elegant birds.

The pioneering Inuit printmaker was a national treasure who died in 2013.

At the National Gallery of Canada, here.

The icon you see in the Canadian Art Junkie logo above is Enchanted Owl,  the most famous of Kenojuak’s endlessly inventive birds.

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6.  Robert Bateman: Along the Ridge / Grizzly Bears

Canada’s pre-eminent wildlife artist, here.

A good profile of the artist and The Robert Bateman Centre, here.

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7.  Jean Paul Riopelle: Anticosti No. 6

He put Canada on the international art map.

More at the National Gallery of Canada, here.

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8. Michael Snow: Walking Women (one of many versions)

See more about Snow on Canadian Art Junkie here and here.

At the National Gallery of Canada, here.

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9. Emily Carr: Above the Gravel Pit

A superb profile on Emily Carr on the Musings From the Studio blog of Linda Cote, here.

At the National Gallery of Canada, here.

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10. Alex Colville: To Prince Edward Island

A revered, iconic painter of ordinary lives, Colville died in 2013.

His obituary, here.

The official Colville website, here.

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1. Woman on Ramp, 2007

2. Church and Horse, 1964

3. To Prince Edward Island, 1965

4. Berlin Bus, 1978

5. Pacific, 1967

6. Family and Rainstorm, 1955

7. Departure, 1962

8. Hound in Field, 1958

9. Man on Verandah, 1953

There are 3 comments

  1. Karen Rand Anderson

    Now I REALLY want to get to Canada again.. I was lucky enough to happen to be in Vancouver years ago when the Carr/Kahlo/O’Keefe exhibit was there.. oh what an incredible experience that was. I had never really heard of Emily Carr, but got addicted immediately.. . I adored “The Forest Lover” by Susan Vreeland.

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