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.


  • Infantry, Near Nijmegen, Holland

    Infantry, Near Nijmegen, Holland 1946

  • Nude and Dummy

    Nude and Dummy 1950

  • Three Girls on a Wharf

    Three Girls on a Wharf 1953

  • Horse and Train

    Horse and Train 1954

  • To Prince Edward Island

    To Prince Edward Island 1965

  • Pacific

    Pacific 1967

  • Centennial Coins

    Centennial Coins 1967

  • Woman in Bathtub

    Woman in Bathtub 1973

  • Refrigerator

    Refrigerator 1977

  • Black Cat

    Black Cat 1996

  • West Brooklyn Road

    West Brooklyn Road 1996

  • Studio

    Studio 2000

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