Artist Profiles

Artist Profiles

Adamson, Michael

Adamson, Michael

Born in Toronto, Michael Adamson studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art And Design in Vancouver, at Gesamtkunst Hochschule in Kassel, Germany and...

Appel, Karel

Appel, Karel

Painter and sculptor, Karel Appel was born on April 25, 1921, in Amsterdam. He studied at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam from 1940-1943.

Bahen, Matt

Bahen, Matt

Toronto-based painter Matt Bahen is primarily influenced by literature. He is particularly inspired by the writings of Cormac McCarthy and T.S Eliot. Using a variety of motifs such as fire...

Bellefleur, Léon

Bellefleur, Léon

Born in Montreal, Léon Bellefleur pursued a teaching career there while studying at the École des beaux-arts. In the early 1940s he became acquainted...

Bentham, Douglas

Bentham, Douglas

Canadian sculptor Douglas Bentham (b. 1947) produces abstract sculpture in various mediums, primarily in steel, stainless steel, bronze/brass and wood.

Bloore, Ronald

Bloore, Ronald

Ronald Bloore, born in Brampton Ontario,  is perhaps best known as a founding member of the Regina Five.  Appointed Director of the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery in 1958...

Boaks, Ronald

Boaks, Ronald

Niagara artist Ronald Boaks was born in Newmarket, Ontario. He received his diploma in creative art at Sheridan College in 1975. In 2015 he moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake, where ...

Bolduc, David

Bolduc, David

David Bolduc was born in Toronto in 1945. He attended the Ontario College of Art for one year and later studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School (1964-65) with Jean Goguen.

Cameron, Alex

Cameron, Alex

Alex Cameron is widely recognized as one of the most acclaimed contemporaries of the Group of Seven, Jack Bush, and the Painters Eleven. He was raised in Perry Sound, Ontario and studied at...

Chapman, Cynthia

Chapman, Cynthia

Cynthia Chapman employs a wide spectrum of colours in her abstract paintings, alternating between bold expressionism and softer, calmer palettes...

Chatfield, Thomas

Chatfield, Thomas

A member of the Royal Canadian Academy and the Canadian Society of Artists, Thomas Chatfield (1921-1999) exhibited extensively throughout Canada...

Clements, Kyle

Clements, Kyle

Kyle Clements is a Toronto-based contemporary artist. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2006, Clements lived in Asia for a year, collecting...

Danielson, Kimberly Joy

Danielson, Kimberly Joy

Kimberly Joy Danielson has a BFA from the Ontario College of Art  in drawing and painting. She holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from McMaster University...

DeLong, Blaise

DeLong, Blaise

Paul Sloggett, AOCA, RCA, graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1973, and is considered to be part of the ‘third generation’ of abstract painters in Canada...

Drapell, Joseph

Drapell, Joseph

Joseph Drapell, an important abstract painter and contemporary of the Painters Eleven, was born in Czechoslovakia in 1940. In the wake of World War II and the totalitarian ...

Elzinga, Floyd

Elzinga, Floyd

Floyd received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, NS. He was initially drawn to steel, due to its malleable....

Feist, Harold

Feist, Harold

Senior artist Harold Feist is a Canadian Postwar & Contemporary painter who was born in 1945 in Texas and currently resides in Toronto.  Harold Feist received his MFA (Hoffberger Fellow) from The Maryland...

Ferron, Marcelle

Ferron, Marcelle

Marcelle Ferron studied at École du Meuble in Montreal, and was an active participant in Les Automatistes, led by Paul-Émile Borduas. Ferron’s non-figurative paintings ...

Forster, Michael

Forster, Michael

Michael Forster has been called “Canada’s pioneer surrealist” (Paul Duval), played a prominent role Canadian art for more than sixty years. He was born in Kolkata, India...

Katsuras, Nicole

Katsuras, Nicole

Nicole Katsuras received a Master of Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London, UK and has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

Letendre, Rita

Letendre, Rita

Canadian artist Rita Letendre is widely known as one of the most critically-acclaimed living abstract artists of our time. She was born in Drummondville, Quebec in 1928 and studied at...

Martin, Ronald

Martin, Ronald

Ron Martin was born in London, Ontario, where he studied commercial art at H.B. Beal Secondary High School and was one of the original members of the Forest City Gallery in 1973.

Mead, Ray

Mead, Ray

Ray Mead was one of the pioneers of contemporary painting in Canada. Mead immigrated to Canada from England after World War II and in the 1950s became a member of Painters 11...

O’Neil, Bruce

O’Neil, Bruce

Born in Alberta in 1942, Bruce O’Neil belongs to the prairies abstraction movement of the 1970s. He began his career in figurative painting, studying under the influence of Canadian artist ...

Riopelle, Jean-Paul

Riopelle, Jean-Paul

Jean Paul Riopelle is known as one of the most internationally-celebrated Canadian painters of the 20th century. He was born in 1923...

Ristvedt, Milly

Ristvedt, Milly

Born in Kimberly, BC, Milly Ritsvedt studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr Institute), and received her MA in Art History at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON.

Rogers, Otto

Rogers, Otto

Otto Rogers remains one of Canada’s foremost modern painters and sculptors. Born in rural Saskatchewan in 1935, Rogers attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison from...

Ronald, William

Ronald, William

Acclaimed Canadian artist William Ronald, R.C.A. was born in Stratford, Ontario in 1926. He is known for the crucial role he played in establishing the influential ...

Sakis Mits

Sakis Mits

Sakis Mits completed his BFA at the Ontario College of Art and Design and his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Guelph. In a 2000 article in the Globe and Mail...

Saxe, Henry

Saxe, Henry

Canadian sculptor, Henry Saxe was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1937. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. He later settled in the countryside of Tamworth, Ontario.

Scott, Campbell

Scott, Campbell

Prominent Niagara artist Campbell Scott was born in Milngavie, Scotland. He attended The Glasgow School of Art and upon graduation was awarded the Medal of Honour.

Sloggett, Paul

Sloggett, Paul

Paul Sloggett, AOCA, RCA, graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1973, and is considered to be part of the ‘third generation’ of abstract painters in Canada...

Solomon, Daniel

Solomon, Daniel

Daniel Solomon is a Toronto-based artist and Professor of Art at the Ontario College of Art and Design. His career spans over forty years and began when he studied ...

Sorensen, David

Sorensen, David

Born in Vancouver in 1937, Sorensen studied at UBC and the Vancouver School of Art under Arthur Erickson, Bill Reid and Jack Shadbolt. Shadbolt, who in turn had studied ...

Town, Harold

Town, Harold

One of his generation’s most celebrated artists, Harold Town was born in 1924 in Toronto. He was known for being an outspoken member of Painters Eleven and was largely...

Urban, David

Urban, David

Born in Toronto in 1966, David Urban studied poetry and painting at York University, earning a BFA in 1989. Urban received a master’s degree in English literature and creative ...

Urquhart, Tony

Urquhart, Tony

Tony Urquhart is recognized as one of Canada's pioneering abstractionists. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario in 1934, he is linked with the Toronto painters associated with The Isaacs ...

Veress, Karoly

Veress, Karoly

Karoly Veress (Dalnoki Veress, Karoly) was born in 1935  in the rugged mountains of Transylvania. The upheaval of the Second World War forced him to recognize...

Wieland, Joyce

Wieland, Joyce

Joyce Wieland was an experimental Canadian filmmaker and mixed media artist. Wieland found success as a painter when she began her career in ...

Wilson, York

Wilson, York

Canadian artist York Wilson was born in Toronto in 1907. He studied at the Central Technical school and then began working as a commercial artist. He later moved on to work at...