Kathleen Munn (1887-1974)

Figurative Abstraction
Figurative Abstraction
oil on canvas, 21 3/4" × 16 3/4"
Red Hillssold
Red Hills
oil on canvas, 17" × 19¾"
Still Life with Lemonsold
Still Life with Lemon
graphite on paper, 9 3/4" × 11 3/4"
Still Life with Pear, Apple and Jugsold
Still Life with Pear, Apple and Jug
oil on canvas, 14 1/2" × 12"
Agony in the Garden (Passion Series)
Agony in the Garden (Passion Series), c. 1934
ink wash on paper, 15" × 22"
Early Morning (Landscape)sold
Early Morning (Landscape)
oil on board, 8 1/4" × 10 1/4"
oil on board, 8 1/4" × 10 1/4"
Landscape with Pine
Landscape with Pine
graphite on paper, 11" × 15"
Portrait of Man Readingsold
Portrait of Man Reading
ink on paper, 17" × 13 1/2"
Reclining Female Figuresold
Reclining Female Figure
graphite on paper, 11" × 18"
Standing Female Nude (Front)
Standing Female Nude (Front)
charcoal on paper, 16 3/4" × 13 3/4"
Still Life with Five Apples on Dishsold
Still Life with Five Apples on Dish
graphite on paper, 10" × 13"
Still Life with Green Peppersold
Still Life with Green Pepper
graphite on paper, 11" × 8"
Still Life with Vase, Pear, and Bowl
Still Life with Vase, Pear, and Bowl
mixed media on paper, 16 1/2" × 12 1/2"
Study of Figures in Agony Isold
Study of Figures in Agony I
graphite on paper, 8" × 10"
Study of Figures in Agony II
Study of Figures in Agony II
graphite on paper, 10" × 8"
Still Life with Apple and Jug
graphite on paper, 13.5" ×10.5"
Landscape with Rolling Hills
graphite on paper, 9.5" ×17"


Kathleen Munn (1887-1974) – Artist Biography

Kathleen Munn, born in 1887 in Toronto, trained under Farquhar and Elizabeth McGillivary Knowles who encouraged her to go to New York in 1912 where she studied at the Art Students League and a won a prestigious student prize. When she returned to her family home on Spadina Road in 1918, she had fully embraced the avant-garde, having been influenced by Cubism and Futurism. She began to reinterpret conventional subjects through this lens - quiet pastoral scenes and classical nudes - creating daring criss-cross compositions of red, purple, green and yellow. Combining mythical aspects of modernism with her own spiritual beliefs, Munn's artistic practice culminated in her greatest series, the Passion of the Christ, in the late 1920s. Munn was not religious but was a passionate humanist and strove to find a modern expression for religious subject matter. Equally passionate and determined, Brooker's encouragement complemented Munn's ambition; he was her greatest supporter and promoted her as a pioneering talent.

Munn participated regularly in gatherings known as the Brooker artist roundtables along with Will Ogilvie, Charles Comfort, and Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald. Recently, Munn hasbenefited from a repositioning in our historical canon as an artist who was truly ahead of her time.

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.