Carol Wald (1935-2000)

The Arrivalsold
The Arrival
oil on canvas, 60" × 60"
Day at the Beach
Day at the Beach, 1999
oil on canvas, 54" × 40"
The Child's Dream
The Child's Dream, 1995
oil on canvas, 54" × 54"
The Daydreamer
The Daydreamer, 1995
oil on canvas, 56" × 36"
A Distant Memory
A Distant Memory, 1994
oil on canvas, 40" × 40"
A Family Outing
A Family Outing, 1999
oil on canvas, 40" × 40"
A Quiet Day
A Quiet Day, 1999
oil on canvas, 38" × 36"
Stroller, 1994
oil on canvas, 36" × 36"
Separation, 1999
oil on canvas, 56" × 56"
Rural Landscape
Rural Landscape, 1994
oil on canvas, 36" × 44"
Evening Song
Evening Song, 1996
oil on canvas, 36" × 44"
Garden Games
Garden Games, 1997
oil on canvas, 34" × 42"
Harlequin, 1995
oil on box, 14" × 10" × 2"
A Warm Sunny Day
A Warm Sunny Day, 1999
oil on box, 11" × 14" × 2"
Fairview Street
Fairview Street, 1995
oil on box, 11" × 14" × 2"
Emerald Dreams
Emerald Dreams, 1997
oil on canvas, 48" × 32"
A Mystical Event
A Mystical Event, 1997
oil on canvas, 54" × 40"


Carol Wald (1935-2000) – Artist Biography

Carol Wald's formative years were spent feeding an unquenchable thirst for art history. Having grown up in Detroit, she developed a love of the picturesque, manifested in paintings that evoked the beauty that lay beyond the grim reality of her northern industrial city. As a young summer boarder in the farms and fields surrounding Michigan and Wisconsin, Wald spent hours tirelessly honing her painter's hand. She would hand out cards introducing herself as “a student wanting to become an artist,” offering to paint neighbors and pets for five dollars a piece. At a local art store she completed quick studies for tips while her periodic art-show winnings enabled her to paint for months.

After excursions to England and Holland, Wald arrived in New York and became a successful graphic artist, contributing regularly to such publications as the New York Times, Viva, New York, Ms., and Saturday Review. She returned to acrylic work in the 1980s, garnering major solo exhibitions at the Kennedy Galleries. In 1990 she moved to Canada and set up a small studio in Burlington, Ontario where she undertook her most evocative series of psychoanalytical works until her untimely death at the age of sixty-five.

Through her visual and psychological references to an older, more spiritually complex world, Carol Wald presents a sequence of images that form a cumulative perception of reality – each painting “one frame of a motion picture transporting us on a journey through 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 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 public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.