Ghitta Caiserman-Roth (1923-2005)

Playgrounds 2
Playgrounds #2
graphite & wash on paper, 11" × 12¼"
Masks
Masks, 2000
graphite & wash, 11" × 12¼"
Inside / Outside - 1
Inside / Outside - 1, 2002
oil on canvas, 40½" × 40"
Inside / Outside - 2
Inside / Outside - 2, 2002
oil on canvas, 48" × 35"
Masques, fragments et mains, 2001
oil on canvas, 47" × 35"
Playground 2
Playground 2
oil on canvas, 24" × 18"
Playgrounds
Playgrounds
graphite & wash on paper, 11" × 12¼"
Cityscape
Cityscape, 2002
oil on canvas, 36" × 48"
Puppeteers
Puppeteers
oil on canvas, 36" × 42"
Who Am I
Who Am I
oil on canvas, 30" × 60"
La cité #2
La cité #2, 2001
oil on canvas, 18" × 24"
Unmasking
Unmasking, 1999
graphite & wash on paper, 8" × 13"

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Ghitta Caiserman-Roth (1923-2005) – Artist Biography

Born in Montreal, Ghitta Caiserman-Roth's family had lived for many years on Esplanade Avenue in the heart of downtown Montreal, the artistic centre where the multicultural currents of art happily intermingle.

She graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York with a post graduate scholarship, having also studied at the American Artists School and the Art Students League of New York with the artist Moses Soyer.

Ghitta taught for many years at George Williams College and Concordia University, the Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Queen's University Summer School, Kingston, Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B., Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Art Sutton, and Vermont Studio.

Awards

  • Canadian Centennial Medal 1967
  • Canada Council Senior Fellowship, Purchase Prize and Best Graphic Image Award of the Ontario Society of Artists 1975
  • The Monsanto Certificate of Merit 1987
  • Explorations Grant (Canada Council)
  • 2000 Governor General's Award in Visual Arts

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2001 Retrospective Carelton University Art Gallery
  • 2000 Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Montreal
  • 2000 Linda Landos Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2000 Maison des Arts de Laval
  • 2001 Maison Louis H. Lafontaine, Montreal
  • 2001 Galerie Linda Verge, Quebec City

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.