Alex Colville Life & Work by Ray Cronin

Alex Colville’s career spanned over seventy years and comprised hundreds of works. Consistent in his dedication to figuration and allegorical compositions, Colville kept returning to the same major themes: family life, desire, individual will, and relationships between men and women, humans and animals, nature and the machine, and, above all, order and chaos. This selection of Colville’s works illuminates the path of his artistic development, resulting in images that have filtered into the collective imagination of the Canadian public.