Indian Village, 1982
mixed media on board, 30½" × 40"
Manitou, Killarney, Ontario, 1919
mixed media on board, 29½" × 39"
Log House in Manitoulin
mixed media on board, 22" × 28"
Normac - Georgian Bay
oil on card, 15¼" × 27¾"
Baiefin Spanish Company
gouache on card, 29½" × 39"
mixed media on board, 32" x 40"
mixed media on board, 22" × 28"
City of Midland - Wikwemikong - Bay
mixed media on card, 29" × 40"
Angus Trudeau (1908-1984) Artist Biography
Angus Trudeau spent his working life as a sailor and cook aboard the Lake Huron commercial ships. He devoted his spare time, and his retirement years to painting and model building. Trudeau's language was Ojibwe and he spent virtually his whole life on or around Manitoulin Island, and in later life, on the Wikwemikong Reserve, where he was much admired by the younger generation of the Woodland School of painters.
Trudeau's inspiration is drawn from the world of Manitoulin, although his vision is imbued with deeply personal insight. His subjects (the lake freighters and ferry boats, the bygone community buildings and events), are often portrayed through the diapason of memory or through reference materials he collected.
The artist's self-taught style is well suited to the purity and freshness of his vision. The approach perfectly conveys the lively delight with which Trudeau viewed the world around him and its ghosts from the past. His paintings incorporate a variety of media, including some elements of collage. Often bending the "laws" of perspective, they are startlingly vivid and richly evocative.
|1976, 1978, 1980:
||Solo shows at the Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
|1973 to 1981:
||Groups shows: Canada House Gallery, London, England
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
MacKenzie Gallery, Toronto
Trent University, Peterborough
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford
|1986 to 1987:
||McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, then travelling to: Sarnia Art Gallery, London Regional Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon), Thunder Bay Art Gallery.
Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97.
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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.
Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" was recently 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
This exhibition has now travelled to the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan until September 10th. The retrospective will end off at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Toronto. No official dates have been announced as of yet. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)
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.
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.