Bertram Richard Brooker (1888-1955)

Road-Side Shrine, Quebec
Road-Side Shrine, Quebec, 1946
watercolour on paper, 13½" × 10½"
#13 Study of Trees
#13 Study of Trees, 1933
pencil on paper, 11½" × 8½"
Tree Top No.6
Tree Top No.6, 1931
pencil on paper, 11" × 14"
The Finite Wrestling with the Infinite
The Finite Wrestling with the Infinite, 1925
oil on board, 24" × 17"
Shoes
Shoes, c.1936
oil on board, 12" × 14"
Green Bottle
Green Bottle, c.1937
oil on board, 15" × 11½"
Umbrella Tree
Umbrella Tree, 1950
oil on masonite, 30" × 24"
Double Bass
Double Bass, 1953-1954
oil on canvas, 30" × 24"
Lone Tree
Lone Tree, nd
oil on board, 15" × 11.5"

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Bertram Richard Brooker (1888-1955) – Artist Biography

Bertram Richard Brooker (March 31, 1888 – March 22, 1955) was a Canadian writer, painter, musician, and advertising agency executive. Born in Croydon, England, March 31st 1888. Died in Toronto, Ontario, March 22nd 1955.

In 1931 Brooker was embroiled in a controversy about nudity in art when a painting of his was removed from a gallery exhibition because it contained nudity. Brooker later wrote the essay "Nudes and Prudes" in 1931 as a rebuke.

Brooker is regarded as the first Canadian abstract impressionist. He was strongly influenced in his development as an artist by LeMoine Fitzgerald.

Gallery Gevik Exhibitions

Bertram Brooker: A Creative Force
May 3 to May 31, 2014

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 LetendreGallery Gevik 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.

This exhibition, 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 Québec. Click here for more details.