Alex Colville Life & Work by Ray Cronin

The works of Alex Colville are held in public and private collections internationally. The Canadian War Museum holds most of Colville’s wartime art, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the National Gallery of Canada all have sizable collections of his paintings. Colville’s serigraphs and other printed works are held in various collections across Canada. Although the following institutions hold the works listed below, they may not always be on view.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Alex Colville, Horse and Train, 1954Casein tempera on hardboard
41.2 x 54.2 cm
Alex Colville, Traveller, 1992Acrylic polymer emulsion on board
43.2 x 86.4 cm

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

1723 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Alex Colville, Three Girls on a Wharf, 1953Glazed casein tempera on Masonite
41.1 x 25.4 cm
Alex Colville, Sketch for Ocean Limited, c. 1961Graphite and ink on paper
15 x 24 cm
Alex Colville, Ocean Limited, 1962Oil and synthetic resin on Masonite
68.5 x 119.3 cm
Alex Colville, Dog in Car, 1999Acrylic polymer emulsion on hardboard
36 x 62.4 cm

Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648

Alex Colville, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, 1940Oil on beaverboard
30.1 x 40.1 cm
Alex Colville, Soldier and Girl at Station, 1953Glazed tempera on hardboard
40.6 x 61 cm
Alex Colville, Woman in Bathtub, 1973Acrylic polymer emulsion on particleboard
87.8 x 87.6 cm

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

703 Queen Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Alex Colville, Railroad over Marsh, 1947Oil on canvas
60.9 x 81.3 cm
Alex Colville, Nudes on Shore, 1950Tempera on Masonite
61 x 96.5 cm
Alex Colville, Embarkation, 1994Acrylic polymer emulsion on panfibre wood particleboard
47.5 x 74.2 cm

Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

1 Vimy Place
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Alex Colville, A German Flare Goes Up, 1944Watercolour, ink, and carbon pencil on paper
38.8 x 57.2 cm
Alex Colville, Convoy in Yorkshire, No. 2, 1944Oil on canvas
76.3 x 102 cm
Alex Colville, Landing Craft Assault Off Southern France, 1944Oil on canvas
101.4 x 76 cm
Alex Colville, Infantry, 1945Pencil on paper
19 x 22.6 cm
Alex Colville, Sketch Drawing, A Dead Horse, 1945Coloured pencil on paper
27.4 x 35.8 cm
Alex Colville, Tragic Landscape, 1945Oil on canvas
61 x 91 cm
Alex Colville, Bodies in a Grave, Belsen, 1946Oil on canvas
76.3 x 101.6 cm
Alex Colville, Infantry, Near Nijmegen, Holland, 1946Oil on canvas
101.6 x 121.9 cm
Alex Colville, The Nijmegen Bridge, Holland, 1946Oil on canvas
91.6 x 122.7 cm

Carleton University Art Gallery

St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Alex Colville, Windmill and Farm, 1947Oil on Masonite
71.5 x 55.8 cm

Dalhousie Art Gallery

6101 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Alex Colville, After Swimming, 1955Serigraph on paper, edition of 27
63.6 x 37.9 cm

Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Université de Moncton

405 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Alex Colville, Study for Nude and Dummy, 1950Ink and watercolour on paper
30.5 x 40.6 cm

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1-800-899-6873 or 514-285-2000

Alex Colville, Church and Horse, 1964Acrylic on hardboard
55.5 x 68.7 cm
Alex Colville, Cyclist and Crow, 1981Acrylic on hardboard
70.6 x 100 cm

Mount Allison University

Wallace McCain Student Centre
60 York Street
Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

Alex Colville, The History of Mount Allison, 1948Egg tempera on canvas, adhered to wall
488 x 411 cm

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

185 St. Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Alex Colville, Western Star, 1985Acrylic on Masonite
73.8 x 73.8 cm

Museum London

421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario, Canada

Alex Colville, Dog, Boy, and St. John River, 1958Oil and synthetic resin on Masonite
61 x 82.6 cm

Museum of Modern Art

111 West 53 Street
New York, New York, USA

Alex Colville, Skater, 1964Synthetic polymer paint on composition board
113 x 69.8 cm

National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1-800-319-2787 or 613-990-1985

Alex Colville, Child and Dog, 1952Glazed tempera on Masonite
80.9 x 60.8 cm
Alex Colville, Four Figures on Wharf, 1952Casein tempera on card, mounted on Masonite
43.1 x 78.8 cm
Alex Colville, Woman, Man, and Boat, 1952Glazed tempera on Masonite
32.3 x 51.3 cm
Alex Colville, Family and Rainstorm, 1955Glazed tempera on Masonite
57.1 x 74.9 cm
Alex Colville, Couple on the Beach, 1957Casein tempera on Masonite
73.4 x 96.4 cm
Alex Colville, To Prince Edward Island, 1965Acrylic emulsion on Masonite
61.9 x 92.5 cm
Alex Colville, Sleeper, 1975Serigraph on Harumi board
47 x 57 cm
Alex Colville, Living Room, 1999–2000Acrylic on Masonite
41.8 x 58.5 cm

New Brunswick Museum

1 Market Square
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Alex Colville, Nude and Dummy, 1950Glazed gum arabic emulsion on board
60.9 x 81.2 cm

Owens Art Gallery

61 York Street, Mount Allison University
Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

Alex Colville, Untitled, 1940Oil on pressed board
40.6 x 50.6 cm
Alex Colville, Black Cat, 1996Serigraph on paper, edition of 70
36 x 36 cm