Charles Robb

Charles Robb

Charles Robb
  • b. 1938 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1963 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York
  • 1964 David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto
  • 1970 Nightingale Gallery, Toronto
  • 1972 Gordon Hill Advertising
  • 1977 Pollock Gallery, Toronto
  • 1978 Pollock Gallery, Toronto
  • 1979 Pollock Gallery, Toronto
  • 1980 Pollock Gallery, Toronto
  • 1981 Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery
  • 1981 Pollock Gallery, Toronto
  • 1981 LeFebvre Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1982 Gallery One, Toronto
  • 1982 Galerie Elca London, Montreal
  • 1984 Gallery One, Toronto
  • 1985 Gallery One, Toronto
  • 1986 Gallery One, Toronto
  • 1987 Gallery One, Toronto
  • 1989 Gallery One, Toronto
  • 1990 Gallery One, Toronto

Group Exhibitions

  • 1961 Canadian Group of Painters, “Exhibition ‘60’”, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
  • 1961 Royal Academy of Arts, 81st Exhibition, Art Gallery Of Ontario
  • 1961 Fourth Biennial of Canadian Painting, Circulated by the National Gallery of Canada
  • 1962 Royal Academy of Arts, 82nd Exhibition, National Gallery of Canada,
    Sarnia Public Art Gallery and Normal MacKenzie Gallery, Regina
  • 1963 16th Annual Creative Arts Program, University of Colorado
  • 1964 Galleria Odysia, Rome, Italy
  • 1965 “Young Contemporaries”, London Art Gallery, London, ON
    Sixth Biennial of Canadian Painting, Circulated by the National Gallery of Canada
  • 1969 Galeria Denise Delrue, Montreal
  • 1975 “Art for Business Sake”, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • 1975 Christmas Exhibition, Pollock Gallery, Toronto
  • 1976 “Ontario Now, Part 1”, Art Gallery of Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
  • 1976 4 Plus 5, Works Under Glass, Pollock Gallery, Toronto
  • 1977 “Painting Now”, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
  • 1977 “Four Toronto Painters”, Woodstock Art Gallery
  • 1977 “Trends”, Pollock Gallery, Toronto
  • 1977 Koffler Centre for the Arts, Toronto
  • 1977 West End Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1978-79 National Ballet of Canada Art Exhibit, Toronto
  • 1979 Charles Robb and Judy Singer, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto
  • 1981 Pollock Gallery, Toronto
  • 1981 Gallery One, Toronto
  • 1982 Galerie Elca London, Montreal
  • 1983 “1978-1983”, Gallery One, Toronto
  • 1984 Rubiner Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1985 “Abstractions in Painting’, Rubiner Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Selected Collections

  • Harry Abrams Publishers, New York
  • Bank of Canada, Ottawa
  • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
  • Central Precision, Toronto
  • Citicorp Limited, Toronto
  • Esso Resources Limited, Calgary
  • Kert Chemical Industries, Toronto
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
  • John Labatt Limited, London, ON
  • Lee, Dyson Associates, Toronto
  • Art Gallery of London, London, ON
  • Goodman & Goodman, Toronto
  • Cathay Bank, Toronto
  • TeleGlobe Canada, Toronto
  • Bank of America, Toronto
  • Xerox Canada

Selected References

    Film
  • CBC Television – 30 minute Charles Robb documentary “Seeing It Our Way” Series, Bob Sawatsky, Director, 1981
  • Print
  • Christian Science Monitor, “Stripes by Robb”, Dorothy Adlow, January, 1963
  • Art International, “Toronto Letter”, Michael Fried, March, 1963
  • Canadian Forum “Canada’s Place in Abstract Art Today”, Andrew Hudson, May, 1964
  • Toronto Telegram, Art Review, Harry Malcolmson, October, 1964
  • Artscanada, “Charles Robb” Review, Kay Woods, April-May, 1977
  • Toronto Star, “The Arts”, Sol Littman, May 14, 1976
  • Edmonton Journal, Review, February, 1981
  • Artscanada, “Charles Robb” Review, Kay Woods, July-August, 1981

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.