Marc Aurèle Suzor-Côte (1897-1960)

Vue sur la riviere Bidassoasold
Vue sur la riviere Bidassoa
oil on panel, 6" × 8"

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Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté (1869-1937) – Artist Biography

Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté was a Canadian painter and sculptor. He was one of the first native-born Canadian artists whose works were directly influenced by the Old World's Impressionism of the 1860's.

Born in Arthabaska, Quebec in 1869, Suzor-Coté became an artist, like his father. He studied at the Collège du Sacré-Coeur, Arthabaska and later at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris with Léon Bonnat during the 1890s and at the Julian and Colarossi Academies where he studied painting and sculpture. Suzor-Coté exhibited his works in 1894 at the Salon des Artistes Français.

Returning to Quebec in 1908, Suzor-Coté established a studio in Montreal and created classic interpretations of Canadian landscapes. He produced many impressionist paintings of the Quebec landscape, as well as portraits, nudes, historical paintings and later sculptures. He was also interested in the play of light on snow and water.

Suzor-Coté became paralyzed in 1927 and in 1929, he moved to Daytona Beach, Florida, where he died on 29 January 1937.

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.