David Blackwood

David Blackwood

David Blackwood
B. 1941

 O.C., O. Ont., R.C.A.

David Blackwood is one of Canada’s most respected visual storytellers. His narrative work reflects the legend, toughness and landscape of Newfoundland- an historic journey not that far removed in essence and time.

Blackwood’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with over 90 solo shows and scores of group exhibitions. He has been the subject of two major retrospective exhibitions and the National Film Board’s 1974 Academy-Award nominated documentary film BLACKWOOD.

 

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Nell Bradshaw

Nell Bradshaw

1904 - 1997

ASA

Bradshaw had a strong affinity and appreciation of Haida culture. She made several trips to the Queen Charlotte Islands in the 1970s in order to study and better understand the history, techniques and stories behind totem carvings. Her totem paintings became world renowned and have garnered praise from British Columbia provincial anthropologist Wilson Duff, who has considered her totem works to be of the "highest calibre."

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Robert Genn

Robert Genn

Born in Victoria, BC, Robert Genn was formally trained at the University of Victoria, the University of BC and the Art Centre School in Los Angeles, California. Throughout his career Genn garnered an international reputation for his ability to capture the colour and form of the Canadian landscape with strong brush strokes.  He is most well known for painting west coast and rocky mountain scenes. 

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E. J. Hughes

E. J. Hughes

1913 - 2007

E.J. Hughes’s paintings are best known for their strong and appealing images of the landscape and seascape of British Columbia.  His distinctive style is marked by the use of flattened space, skewed perspective and simplified shapes.  He is a regional painter, whose art relates directly to the unique and powerful geography of the Canadian west coast. 

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Toni (Norman) Onley

Toni (Norman) Onley

Toni Onley is one of British Columbia's most iconic painters. His paintings are part of many institutions' permanent collections, such as the Tate (UK), Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Museum of Modern Art (NYC), National Gallery Of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, and many others. He was an elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, and in 1999 was elected to be a member of the Order of Canada.

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Takao Tanabe

Takao Tanabe

B. 1926 -

"…the views I favour are the grey mists, the rain-obscured islands and the clouds that hide the details. However much we desire order and clarity in all the details of our lives, there are always unexpected events that cloud and change our course. Life is ragged. The typical weather of the coast is like that, just enough detail to make it interesting but not so clear as to be banal or overwhelming. It can be a metaphor for life.'"

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