Popsters and Celebrities
Harold Town, O.S.A., R.C.A. (1924-1990)

Chaplin (City Lights)
Chaplin (City Lights), 1971
lithograph, ed. 100/132, 14" × 20"
Rudolf Valentino (1971)
Rudolf Valentino, 1971
lithograph, ed. 3/114, 14" × 20"
Chaplin (The Champion)
Chaplin (The Champion), 1970
lithograph, ed. 177/86, 20" × 14"
Clark Gable and Joan Crawford
Clark Gable and Joan Crawford, 1971
lithograph, ed. 5/123, 14" × 20"
William S. Hart
William S. Hart, 1970
lithograph, ed. 16/60, 20" × 14"
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger, 1969
lithograph, 21" × 25"
Charles Ogle, The Frankenstein Monster
Charles Ogle, The Frankenstein Monster, 1969
lithograph, ed. 27/80, 14" × 20"
Rudolf Valentino (1970)
Rudolf Valentino, 1970
lithograph, ed. 13/50, 20" × 14"
Pola Negri
Pola Negri, 1971
lithograph, ed. 28/99, 20" × 14"
Chaplin (The Cure)sold
Chaplin (The Cure), 1970
lithograph, ed. 147/160, 20" × 14"


Popsters and Celebrities

Harold Town was a master of many mediums. As a draftsman, he is compared to Picasso. As a painter, his first abstract expressionist works garnered for him immense acclaim. His collages and assemblages are monumental. And it is as a printmaker that he won his first international art prizes.

A movie buff, Town created a series of drawings: Silent Stars, Sound Stars, Film Stars, many of which were included in a book by that title. Town also created a stunning suite of lithographs titled Popsters and Celebrities, of his all-time favourites: Joan Crawford; Charlie Chaplin; Clark Cable and pop icons: Yoko Ono; John Lennon; and Mick Jagger, among dozens of others.

— Iris Nowell, author of the upcoming Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art

Note: sold indicates the piece has been sold.

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 Letendre

It is with profound sadness that Gallery Gevik announces the passing of our dear friend Rita Letendre, one of Canada’s most renowned, trailblazing artists. She passed away on November 20, 2021 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.