Canadian Historical Masters
August 27th to September 16th, 2016

Bertram Brooker  ·  Frederic M. Bell-Smith  ·  Manly MacDonald  ·  Arthur Lismer  ·  J.F. Lansdowne
Rita Mount  ·  Albert Franck  ·  Henry Vickers  ·  F.S. Coburn  ·  William Kurelek  ·  Daniel Fowler
A.Y. Jackson  ·  A.J. Casson  ·  Frank Johnston  ·  Aaron Allan Edson

Bertram Brooker

Lone Tree
Lone Tree, nd
oil on board, 15" × 11½"
Umbrella Tree
Umbrella Tree, 1950
oil on masonite, 30" × 24"
Shoes, c.1936
oil on board, 12" × 14"
Green Bottle
Green Bottle, c.1937
oil on board, 15" × 11½"
Road-Side Shrine, Quebec
Road-Side Shrine, Quebec, 1946
watercolour on paper, 13½" × 10½"

Frederic M. Bell-Smith

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

Manly MacDonald

Allan Mill on the Moira River, Bay of Quinte
Allan Mill on the Moira River, Bay of Quinte
oil on board, 12" × 16"

Arthur Lismer

Stone Anchor on Pier
Stone Anchor on Pier, 1940
ink on paper, 11¾" × 16½"
St. Oswaldo Bought a Chair for His Middle-Sex Femmina, Carrying the Chair Home, Portrait of a Man, Chez Pierre, 1942
ink on paper, 9" × 23½" (complete)
Skunk Cabbage, B.C.
Skunk Cabbage, B.C.
oil on board, 11½" × 15½"

J.F. Lansdowne

Yellow Bird
Yellow-throated Warbler, 1963
watercolour on paper, 16½" × 17½"
Gold Crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet, 1958
watercolour on paper, 12¼" × 15"

Rita Mount

Fishing Village
Fishing Village
oil on board, 6" × 8"
Les éboulements
Les éboulements
oil on board, 9" × 11"

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"

Henry Vickers

A Tributary of the Avon, Warwickshire
A Tributary of the Avon, Warwickshire, 1906
oil on board, 6" × 8½"

F.S. Coburn

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

William Kurelek

Early Morning Chores
Early Morning Chores, 1966
mixed media on board, 16¼" × 19"

Daniel Fowler

Country Scene
Country Scene
watercolour, 8¼" × 13"

A.Y. Jackson

On the Beach, Wawa, Ontario
On the Beach, Wawa, Ontario, 1966
oil on wood panel, 10½" × 13½"

A.J. Casson

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

Frank Johnston

The Last of the Ice, LaBine Bay, Great Bear Lake, NWT
The Last of the Ice, LaBine Bay, Great Bear Lake, NWT, 1939
oil on panel, 12" × 14"

Aaron Allan Edson

Girl with a Wheelbarrow
Girl with a Wheelbarrow
oil on board, 18" × 12½"


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.