Henry Wanton Jones (1925-2021)

Julia, 2000
oil on board, 21½" × 17½
Julie, 2000
oil on board, 20" × 16"
Departures #2
Departures #2
oil on board, 48" × 40"
Gentlemen, Please II
Gentlemen, Please II, 2002
oil on board, 28" × 30"
Julie's Crispies
Julie's Crispies
oil on board, 18" × 16"
La Muneca, Mexico
La Muneca, Mexico, 2004
oil on board, 36" × 48"
Julie and Billy at OKA
Julie and Billy at OKA, 1987
oil on board, 24" × 30"
Reflections on the Painting - The Glass Eye
Reflections on the Painting - The Glass Eye 93, 2002
oil on board, 30" × 36"
Self Portrait - Mexico
Self Portrait - Mexico, 1999
oil on board, 24" × 20"
Atelier au squelette
Atelier au squelette, 1993
oil on board, 48" × 56"
Black Table
Black Table (Lemon, Bow & Still Life), 1949
mixed media on board, 30" × 18"
Cowgirl with Balloons
Cowgirl with Balloons, 1997
oil on board, 28" × 24"
Still Life
Still Life, 2008
oil on board, 16" × 18"
Glass Eye II
Glass Eye II, 1997
oil on board, 40" × 30"
Shit, 1980
oil on board, 48" × 36"
Wooden Headssold
Wooden Heads - Toys
oil on board, 14" × 16"
Two Hats and a Flute
Two Hats and a Flute, 2002
oil on board, 24" x 30"
Nude with White Shoe
Nude with White Shoe
oil on board, 6" × 7
Still Life, 1981
Still Life, 1981
oil on board, 18" × 24
Still Life, 1981sold
Still Life, 1960
oil on panel, 6.5" × 9
Barbara's Hat
Barbara's Hat, 2000
oil on board, 24" × 18"
White Painting
White Painting, 1960
mixed media on canvas, 24" × 30"
Landscape with Figure (Gold Abstract), 1960
Landscape with Figure (Gold Abstract), 1960
mixed media on canvas, 18.25" × 14"
Seated Nude
Seated Nude, 1962
resin sculpture, 6" × 7" × 14.5"


Henry Wanton Jones – Artist Biography

Henry Wanton Jones

Gallery Gevik is pleased to represent the works of the painter Henry Wanton (Jimmy) Jones. Whimsical canvases feature his signature horses and riders, nudes, self-portraits, still-lifes, equestriennes, masked strangers and dogs, all filtered by a hybrid Mexican/Canadian twilight. They present a blend of eerie humour that is coupled with passion and desire, a dark eroticism that one cannot escape.

Born in 1925 in Waterloo Quebec, Henry Wanton Jones studied at the Art School of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under Group of Seven alumnus, Arthur Lismer. He has held solo exhibitions in prestigious galleries in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, beginning with Agnes Lefort Gallery in 1953. In 1956 he began exhibiting with the Canadian Group of Painters. In 1963 he won First Prize at the Canadian Group of Painters Exhibition held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. He has taught at McGill University and Concordia University (then Sir George Williams) and is represented in many private and public collections in North America.

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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 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.