Henry Wanton Jones

Henry Wanton Jones

Henry Wanton Jones

Education

  • 1947-50 Fine Arts, Sir George Williams University
  • 1950-53 School of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, on scholarship
  • 1951-53 Student of Arthur Lismer, Jacques de Tonnancour, Gordon Webber, Eldon Grier.

Teaching

  • 1960-67 Drawing, School of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1961-63 Children's Art, with Arthur Lismer and Audrey Taylor
  • 1970 Graphic Arts, University of Quebec
  • 1973-75 Sculpture, McGill University
  • 1967-83 Associate Professor, Drawing & Sculpture, Sir George Williams University

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1953 Galerie Agnes Lefort, Montreal
  • 1955 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1957 Galerie Agnes Lefort, Montreal
  • 1961 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1962 Penthouse Gallery, Montreal
  • 1969 Waddington Gallery, Montreal [sculpture]
  • Jerrold Morris Gallery, Toronto [sculpture]
  • 1972 Retrospective, Sir George Williams University
  • 1980 Galerie Excentrique, Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts
  • 1981 Galerie Pierre Larin, Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts
  • 1982 Kastel Gallery, Westmount
  • 1994 Kastel Gallery, Westmount
  • 1997 Kastel Gallery, Westmount
  • 1999 Gallery Gevik, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 1950 Les Rebelles, Montréal
  • 1953, 1957 Galerie Agnès Lefort, Montréal
  • 1954 Sainte-Adele Art Centre
  • 1954 Garret Studio, Montréal
  • 1955 Canadian Ceramics of 1955, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • First Canadian Art Biennale, National Gallery of Canada
  • 1955-67 Canadian Group of Painters Annual Exhibitions
  • 1956 Panorama of Montreal Painters, Ile Sainte-Helene
  • Canadian Painting and Sculpture, University of Sherbrooke
  • 1957 35 Important Painters, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Ceramics, Sculptures, Enamels etc., University of Montreal
  • 1958 Women's Committee Art Expo, Monrteal Museum of Fine Arts [also '60, 61', 62', 64']
  • 1958-59 Restaurant Helene de Champlain, Ile Sainte-Helene
  • Annual Sales of Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • 1959 Young Monteal Painters, travelled in Ontario
  • 1960 Four Canadians, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • 1961 Annual Exhibition, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • 1963-65 Youth Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1964 Ronal Conservatory of Art Exhibition, Ottawa & Montreal
  • Hotel de Ville d'Arvida
  • 1965 Canadian Embassy Exhbition, New York
  • 1966 Black & White, Studio 23
  • 1966-67 Canadian Artistry, National Gallery of Canada [travelled]
  • 1967 Sculpture '67, Toronto
  • Salon du Printemps Laureates: 1908-1965, Monteal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1970 Twenty Years of Quebec Sculpture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal & Museum Rodin, Paris
  • 1972-81 Fine Arts Faculty Shows, Sir George Williams University
  • 1981 Natures Mortes, Galerie L'Art Francais, Monteal
  • 1984 50th Anniversary/ 50 Artists, Galerie L'Art Francais, Montreal
  • The Landscape in Quebecois Painting, Galerie L'Art Francais, Montreal
  • 1985 La Galerie L'Art Francais Presente..., Sherbrooke
  • 1986 Inaugural Exhibition, Galerie L'Art Francais, Sherbrooke
  • 1990 Collector's Choice, Kastel Gallery, Westmount
  • 1991 20th Century Canadian Art, Galerie Michel Bigue
  • Artists of Quebec, Gallery 78, Fredericton, N.B.
  • 1991-93 Spring Collection, Galerie Yvon Desgagnes, Baie-Saint-Paul
  • 1992 Quebecois Sculpture: 1946-61, Musee du Quebec
  • 1993 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Kastel Gallery
  • 1997 Tout Petit Formats, Galerie Jean-Pierre Valentin
  • 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Gallery Gevik, Toronto

Commissions & Awards

  • Elected to the Canadian Group of Painters, 1956
  • Show Award, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1956
  • Prix de Poterie, Expo International, Brussels, 1958
  • Honourable Mention, 78th Salon du Printemps, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1961
  • First Prize, Canadian Group of Painters Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1963
  • Canada Council Grants, 68-69, 72-73 [sculpture]
  • Thomas More Purchase Award, 1973 [sculpture]
  • Centaure: a sculpture for G Sheppard's film, "Eliza's Horoscope'
  • Love/L'Amour: a 38 foot sculpture commissioned by the Minister of Public Works, erected at Place du Portage, Hull, Quebec

Selected Collections

  • Musee du Quebec
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Musee d'Art de Joliette
  • Ministry of Public Works, Hull, Quebec
  • Confederation Center Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown, PEI
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Onterio
  • Bundy Art Gallery, Waitsfield, Vermont
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Concordia University, Montreal
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B.
  • The Thomas More Institute, Montreal
  • Loto-Quebec, Montreal
  • DuPont Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario

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.

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.