Canadian Historical and Post-war
August 25 to September 24, 2015

A. Y. Jackson  ·  Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith  ·  Bertram Brooker  ·  A. J. Casson  ·  F.S. Coburn
L.L. Fitzgerald  ·  Albert Franck  ·  Frank Johnston  ·  William Kurelek  ·  J.F. Lansdowne
Arthur Lismer  ·  Jock MacDonald  ·  Rita Mount  ·  Toni Onley  ·  William Ronald  ·  Jack Shadbolt
Harold Town  ·  R. York Wilson

A. Y. Jackson

On the Beach, Wawa, Ontario
On the Beach, Wawa, Ontario, 1966
oil on wood panel, 11" × 13½"
Sunday Morning, St. Fabien 
Sunday Morning, St. Fabien 
oil on board, 8" × 10"

Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith

Feeding Chickens
Feeding Chickens
oil on board, 9" × 12"

Bertram Brooker

Umbrella Tree
Umbrella Tree, 1950
oil on masonite, 30" × 24"
Green Bottle
Green Bottle, c.1937
oil on board, 15" × 11"
Shoes
Shoes, c.1936
oil on board, 12" × 14"
The Finite Wrestling with the Infinite
The Finite Wrestling with the Infinite, 1925
oil on board, 24" × 17"

A. J. Casson

Morning Light, Cloche Hillssold
Morning Light, Cloche Hills
oil on canvas, 12" × 15"

F.S. Coburn

Figure on a Country Road, Summer
Figure on a Country Road, Summer
oil on card, 14" × 10¼"

L.L. Fitzgerald

Park Study
Park Study
pencil on paper, 9" × 9"

Albert Franck

Back of Glasgow Street
Back of Glasgow Street, 1966
oil on board, 20" × 16"
Back of Ontario Street
Back of Ontario Street, 1972
oil on board, 16" × 12"

Frank Johnston

Shorelinesold
Shoreline
gouache, 4¼" × 6½"

William Kurelek

The One That Got Awaysold
The One That Got Away
oil on board, 7¾" × 14¼"
Early Morning Chores
Early Morning Chores, 1966
mixed media on board, 16¼" × 19"

J.F. Lansdowne

White-Crowned Sparrow
White-Crowned Sparrow, 1958
watercolour on paper, 12¼" × 15"

Arthur Lismer

Skunk Cabbage, B.C.
Skunk Cabbage, B.C.
oil on board, 15½" × 11½"

Jock MacDonald

Plato's Cave
Plato's Cave
oil on canvas, 16" × 20"
Kite Flying
Abstract Composition, 1960
oil on canvas, 28" × 22"

Rita Mount

Les éboulements
Les éboulements
oil on board, 9" × 11"

Toni Onley

River to the Sea
River to the Sea, 1980
oil on board, 20" × 24"

William Ronald

Dianna's Window
Printemps, 1954
watercolour, 17" × 19"

Jack Shadbolt

Dark Expelled
Dark Expelled, 1960
oil on canvas, 45½" × 35"

Harold Town

Ship of Dreams
Ship of Dreams, 1981
oil on linen, 36" × 30"

R. York Wilson

Autumn
Autumn, 1944
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 24"


Slideshow

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 open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)

Rita LetendreGallery Gevik congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition, which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major national public and private collections.

Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups, Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. Click here for more details.