David Bolduc (1945 - 2010)

acrylic on canvas, 36" × 30"


David Bolduc (1945 - 2010) - Artist Biography

David Bolduc (born 10 February 1945 - 8 April 2010) is considered to be one of Canada’s foremost abstract painters. As the successor to Jack Bush and Gershon Iskowitz, he began his career attending the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and the Museum of Fine Arts School in Montreal. His first solo exhibition of 1966 took place at the Elysee Theatre in Montreal. That same year, he moved back to Toronto and began working as a conservator at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Bolduc’s paintings can be found in major collections across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Art Gallery of Alberta. His eccentric style is defined by his exploration of layered colors, light and linear markings. His tendency is to find balance within his paintings; contrasting thick lines with thin, using monochromatic and bold colours symbiotically. In 2009, Bolduc was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. On April 8th, 2010, he passed away at the age of 65. The time between his diagnosis and death Bolduc painted 40 canvases, which are said to be some of his most creative works in his oeuvre.

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.

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