Bedros Aslanian

Sunday Morning
Sunday Morning, 2014
oil on board, 48" × 32"
Chateau Frontenac
Chateau Frontenac, 2017
oil on board, 24" × 36"
oil on board, 20" × 24"
La Promenade
La Promenade, 2014
oil on board, 48" × 28"
Landscape, 2017
oil on board, 36" × 24"
Le Sirop d'Erable
Le Sirop d'Erable, 2013
oil on canvas, 40" × 30"
Les Filets
Les Filets, 2015
oil on board, 24" × 30"
Methoni, 2015
oil on board, 16" × 20"
To The Village
To The Village, 2012
oil on board, 40" × 30"
The Covesold
The Cove
oil on canvas, 30" × 24"
The Decision
The Decision, 2014
oil on board, 24" × 36"
Winter, 2015
oil on board, 24" × 30"


Bedros Aslanian – Artist Biography

Born in Alexandria in 1937, Bedros Aslanian began studying at the age of sixteen under Professor Silvio Bicchi and graduated from the Beaux Arts d'Alexandria in 1961. He won first prize at the Biennale des Pays Mediterraneens in both 1958 and 1960. In 1965 Aslanian moved to Montreal. He currently spends time between his residences in Montreal and Greece. His works have been exhibited across Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan.

Aslanian is a painter of striking individuality. His canvases are records of people and places, including the narrow streets of the Greek Islands and the vast landscapes of Quebec. Thick brush strokes give dimension to the colours and create an emotional impact reminiscent of Van Gogh and Utrillo. His use of a variety of media, including tempera, oil, and pastel favours strong colouring - a synthesis of Impressionism, Cubism and Abstraction.

Aslanian's work can be found in private collections in Montreal, Athens and Paris.

Note: sold indicates the piece has been sold.

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 Letendre

It is with profound sadness that Gallery Gevik announces the passing of our dear friend Rita Letendre, one of Canada’s most renowned, trailblazing artists. She passed away on November 20, 2021 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.