Collector's Choice
April 12 to May 5, 2017

Ray Mead  ·  Lise Gervais  ·  Marcelle Ferron  ·  Bertram Brooker  ·  Léon Bellefleur
A.Y. Jackson  ·  Frank Johnston  ·  Rita Letendre  ·  Arthur Lismer  ·  Jock MacDonald
Jean-Paul Riopelle  ·  William Ronald  ·  Jack Shadbolt  ·  Harold Town  ·  A.J. Casson
Jack Bush  ·  Jean McEwen  · Pierre Gauvreau  ·  William Kurelek  ·  Frederick Varley

Ray Mead

Garden of a Dark Queen
Garden of a Dark Queen, 1989
oil on canvas, 46" × 54"

Lise Gervais

Composition rouge, noir, et ocre
Composition rouge, noir, et ocre
oil on canvas, 36" × 36"

Marcelle Ferron

Abstraction, 1973
oil on canvas, 18" × 15"

Bertram Brooker

Double Bass
Double Bass, 1953-1954
oil on canvas, 30" × 24"

Léon Bellefleur

Eclats de Joie II
Éclats de Joie II, 1994
oil on canvas, 20" × 24"
Fôret sans nom
Écrits sur la Pierre, 1972
oil on canvas, 30" × 43"
Isle de Noel
Isle de Noel, 1980
gouache on paper, 21¼" × 14¼"

A.Y. Jackson

MacCallum's Island from Split Rock
MacCallum's Island from Split Rock, 1953
oil on board, 14" × 11"
Sunday Morning, St. Fabien 
Sunday Morning, St. Fabien 
oil on board, 8" × 10"

Frank Johnston

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

Rita Letendre

Espaces en conflict
Espaces en conflict, 1964-5
oil on canvas, 24" × 20"

Arthur Lismer

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

Jock MacDonald

Kite Flying
Abstract Composition, 1960
oil on canvas, 28" × 22"

Jean-Paul Riopelle

Composition, 1959
oil on canvas, 24" × 20"

William Ronald

Gift for Alana
Gift for Alana, 1987
oil on canvas, 12" × 16"
Dianna's Window
Printemps, 1954
watercolour, 17" × 19"

Jack Shadbolt

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

Harold Town

Snap #25
Snap #25
oil on canvas, 48" × 48"

A.J. Casson

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

Jack Bush

Bittersweet, 1957
oil on canvas, 27¾" × 36"

Jean McEwen

Icone, 1965
oil on canvas, 12" × 11"

Pierre Gauvreau

Foire d'Empoigne
Foire d'Empoigne, 1978
acrylic on canvas, 20" × 26"

William Kurelek

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

Frederick Varley

In Cheakamus, Indian Country
In Cheakamus Gorge, Indian Country, 1927
oil on panel, 12" x 15"


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.