Tom Hodgson (1924 - 2006)

Study of Trees
Untitled Abstract Composition, 1995
acrylic on board, 14" x 20"
Study of Trees
Untitled Nude, 1965
watercolour and ink on paper, 19" x 14"
Untitled, 1992
Untitled, 1992
acrylic on canvas, 57" x 66"


Tom Hodgson (1924 - 2006) – Artist Biography

Tom Hodgson, painter (b: Toronto, 1924; d: Toronto, 2006) painter and member of the Painters 11.

Hodgson was an action painter, in the truest sense of the word, this is particularly seen in his works from the 1950's and early 1960's. He was one of the first members to begin to paint on very large canvases. His typically immense works painted during this time period were primarily visual statements in pink, orange and red color palettes, an influence and colour pallette that can be .

Tom Hodgson passed away in Toronto Ontario February 27th, 2006.

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.