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.
Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97.
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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.
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)
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.
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
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