Copyright & Credits

 

 

Acknowledgements

From the Author

I am greatly indebted to my friend and former colleague Matthew Teitelbaum, who, by inviting me to catalogue the archives of Jack Chambers and Greg Curnoe twenty-one years ago, started me on my journey through the lives and work of these two important artists. In my academic career, I have appreciated the guidance and friendship of three supportive professors—the late José Barrio-Garay, Madeline Lennon, and Dennis Reid.

 

Sheila Curnoe has been generous and knowledgeable in her encouragement over many years.

 

This project has been collaborative, with many people contributing to its final form. James Patten and Brian Lambert, McIntosh Gallery; Janette Cousins Ewan, Museum London; Jennie Kraehling, Michael Gibson Gallery; Bill Exley; and Glen Curnoe were all thoughtful in their response to many, many questions. Geoffrey James, Jamelie Hassan, Ron Benner, Wyn Geleynse, Ed Zelenak, Jason McLean, Fern Helfand, Beverley Lambert, and Paul Butler provided invaluable memories and perceptions. My discussions with James King, who is writing Greg Curnoe’s biography, were enlightening. I very much appreciated the comments of the anonymous peer reviewer.

 

I was honoured to be asked to write about Greg Curnoe by Anna Hudson, and have appreciated the support of many others at ACI—Sara Angel, whose commitment to Curnoe’s work has been heartening; Lucy Kenward, my dedicated and patient editor; and Kendra Ward, Cliodna Cussen, Eva Lu, and Simone Wharton and Steven Boyle—who have worked so very diligently to ensure that this book is the best that it can be. As I prepared this volume, I relied on the scholarship of a legion of scholars, curators, critics, and artists who, since 1961, have written with insight about Greg Curnoe.

 

I am especially grateful to my family, particularly my husband, Wilson, and my mother, Mildred Maclean, who never complained about the hours I spent on this endeavour.

 

From the Art Canada Institute

This online art book was made possible thanks to its Lead Sponsor: Rosamond Ivey. Much gratitude goes to the Founding Sponsor for the Canadian Online Art Book Project: BMO Financial Group.


The Art Canada Institute gratefully acknowledges the other sponsors for the 2016–17 Season: Aimia, Kiki Delaney, The Scott Griffin Foundation, The McLean Foundation, and TD Bank.


Thanks also to the Art Canada Institute Founding Patrons: Jalynn H. Bennett, the Butterfield Family Foundation, David and Vivian Campbell, Albert E. Cummings, Kiki and Ian Delaney, the Fleck Family, Roger and Kevin Garland, the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, The Scott Griffin Foundation, Michelle Koerner and Kevin Doyle, Phil Lind, Sarah and Tom Milroy, Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau, Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan, Sandra L. Simpson, Pam and Mike Stein, and Robin and David Young, Sara and Michael Angel; as well as its Founding Partner Patrons: The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and Partners in Art.


The ACI gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of the Art Gallery of Alberta (Rochelle Ball); Art Gallery of Ontario (Amy Furness and Tracy Mallon-Jensen); Art Museum at the University of Toronto (Justine Kicek and Heather Pigat); CCCA Canadian Art Database (Bill Kirby); Dalhousie Art Gallery (Sym Corrigan); Heffel Fine Art Auction House (Lauren Kratzer) John Labatt Visual Arts Centre at Western University (Susan Edelstein and John Hatch); London Public Library (Arthur McClelland); MacKenzie Art Gallery (Marie Olinik); McIntosh Gallery (Catherine Elliot Shaw and Brian Lambert); Michael Gibson Gallery (Jennie Kraehling); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Lesley Johnstone, Lucie Rivest, and Anne-Marie Zeppetelli); Museum London (Janette Cousins Ewan); National Gallery of Canada (Raven Amiro, Emily Antler, Cyndie Campbell, Philip Dombowsky, Veronique Malouin, and Kristin Rothschild); Sotheby’s Canada (Marie Jo Paquet and Barbara Waginski); TD Bank Group (Robyn McCallum); Thielsen Gallery (Jens Thielsen); Toronto Public Library; University of Toronto Press (Lisa Jemison); Vancouver Art Gallery (Danielle Currie); Winnipeg Art Gallery (Nicole Fletcher); Wynick/Tuck Gallery (Lynne Wynick); and Nicholas Brown, John Chambers, Morris Dalla Costa, Glen Curnoe, Lynda Curnoe, Sheila Curnoe, Christopher Dew, David Homer, Mark Kasumovic, Ian MacEachern, Ian Ross, Stephen Smart, Esther Vincent, and Megan Walker.

 


 

Image Sources

Every effort has been made to secure permissions for all copyrighted material. The Art Canada Institute will gladly correct any errors or omissions.

 


 

Credit for Banner Images

 

Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe and a Whipper’s Beverage bottle with TransCanada Pop Bottle Collection in background
Biography: Photograph of Greg Curnoe and a Whipper’s Beverage bottle with TransCanada Pop Bottle Collection in background. From James Reaney, “Greg Curnoe’s Pop Art,” London Magazine, Oct/Nov 1980. Photograph by David Homer.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe, View of Victoria Hospital, Second Series, February 10, 1969–March 10, 1971
Key Works: Greg Curnoe, View of Victoria Hospital, Second Series, February 10, 1969–March 10, 1971. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe, The Camouflaged Piano or French Roundels, 1965–66.
Significance & Critical Issues: Greg Curnoe, The Camouflaged Piano or French Roundels, 1965–66. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe, The Camouflaged Piano or French Roundels, 1965–66.
Style & Technique: Greg Curnoe, The Camouflaged Piano or French Roundels, 1965–66. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Bicycle #2, 1973
Sources & Resources: Bicycle #2, 1973. Collection of McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, purchased, W. H. Abbott Fund with assistance from Wintario, 1986 (1986.0008). Courtesy of McIntosh Gallery. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Installation view of Greg Curnoe: Rétrospective/Retrospective exhibition, 1981
Where to See: Installation view of Greg Curnoe: Rétrospective/Retrospective exhibition, 1981. (See below for details.)

 

Credits for Works by Greg Curnoe

 

Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, (Mis)deeds #1, December 5, 1990–January 9, 1991
(Mis)deeds #1, December 5, 1990–January 9, 1991. Private collection. Courtesy of Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, 24 Hourly Notes, December 14–15, 1966
24 Hourly Notes, December 14–15, 1966. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchased with the help of Av Isaacs, 2000 (2000/70). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, 38 Weston Street Rear Looking East, August 2, 1969
38 Weston Street Rear Looking East, August 2, 1969. Collection of Megan Walker and Morris Dalla Costa. © Estate of Greg Curnoe / SODRAC (2016). Photograph by Mark Kasumovic.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, A Pair of Drawers, 1961
A Pair of Drawers, 1961. Location unknown. Courtesy of McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Above Glen Huron, Looking North, August 10–13, 1987
Above Glen Huron, Looking North, August 10–13, 1987. McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, Ontario, Purchase, McIntosh Fund, 1988 (1988.0012). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, America, July 1989
America, July 1989. Printed by Don Holman. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1990 (no. 30842). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Cherry Pop #7, November 18, 1964
Cherry Pop #7, November 18, 1964. Courtesy of Michael Gibson Gallery, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe / SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Cover of Blue Book #8, Toronto: Art Metropole, 1989
Cover of Blue Book #8, Toronto: Art Metropole, 1989. Courtesy of National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Cover of Canada: Art d’aujourd’hui, Paris: Musée national d’art moderne, 1968
Cover of Canada: Art d’aujourd’hui, Paris: Musée national d’art moderne, 1968. Courtesy of National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Cover of Canada: Greg Curnoe XXXVII International Biennale Exhibition of Art, Venice, 1976.
Cover of Canada: Greg Curnoe XXXVII International Biennale Exhibition of Art, Venice, 1976.  National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Cover of David McFadden’s The Great Canadian Sonnet: complete in one volume, Toronto: Coach House Press, 1974 and 2001
Cover of David McFadden’s The Great Canadian Sonnet: complete in one volume, Toronto: Coach House Press, 1974 and 2001. Courtesy of National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Cover of Heart of London, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1969
Cover of Heart of London, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1969. Courtesy of National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Deeds #2, January 5, 1991–January 7, 1991
Deeds #2, January 5, 1991–January 7, 1991. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2003/1366). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Deeds #5, August 19–22, 1991
Deeds #5, August 19–22, 1991. Winnipeg Art Gallery, acquired with funds from the Volunteer Committee to the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc. (G-94-238). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Design for centennial cake, undated, c. 1967
Design for centennial cake, undated, c. 1967. Collection of Stephen Smart. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).  Photograph by Christopher Dew.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Doubtful Insight, March 23, 1987
Doubtful Insight, March 23, 1987. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift of Sheila Curnoe, London, Ontario, 1997 (97/132). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).

 

Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Drawer Full of Stuff, 1961
Drawer Full of Stuff, 1961. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift from the Volunteer Committee in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, 1997 (96/312). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, For Ben Bella, 1964
For Ben Bella, 1964. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, Edmonton, purchased in 1968 with Canada Council, Director’s Choice Funds (68.7). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, For Jack #2, July 22–September 20, 1978
For Jack #2, July 22–September 20, 1978. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchased with assistance from Wintario, 1979 (78/754). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, For Selwyn #2, November 20–26, 1979
For Selwyn #2, November 20–26, 1979. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift from Sheila Curnoe, London, Ontario, 1997 (97/120). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Four Piece Set, 1965–67
Four Piece Set, 1965–67. Museum London, purchased with the assistance of the Volunteer Committee, 2003 (003.A.34.1-.4). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Funny Bicycle, December 1985–May 20, 1986
Funny Bicycle, December 1985–May 20, 1986. Private collection. Courtesy of Heffel Fine Art Auction House. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Galen, February 12–November 26, 1984
Galen, February 12–November 26, 1984. Museum London, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moore, London, Ontario, 1990 (90.A.02). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Homage to the R 34, October 1967–March 1968
Homage to the R 34, October 1967–March 1968. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, transfer from Transport Canada, 1998 (no. 39705.1-26). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Homage to Van Dongen #1 (Sheila)
Homage to Van Dongen #1 (Sheila), June 27, 1978–November 23, 1979. Hart House Collection, Art Museum at the University of Toronto (1980.09). Purchased by the Art Committee with Wintario Funds made possible through the Ministry of Culture and Recreation, 1979/80. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016). Photograph by Toni Hafkenscheid.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Interior page of Heart of London, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1969
Interior page of Heart of London, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1969. National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives. Courtesy of CCCA Canadian Art Database. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Interior pages of About Painters #1, 1964–88
Interior pages of About Painters #1, 1964–88. E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (Fonds Box 63). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016). Photograph by Eva Lu.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Interior page of Blue Book #8, Toronto: Art Metropole, 1989
Interior page of Blue Book #8, Toronto: Art Metropole, 1989. Courtesy of National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, I Wai, November 11–13, 1992
I Wai, November 11–13, 1992. Private collection. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016). Photograph by Mark Kasumovic.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Large Colour Wheel, 1980
Large Colour Wheel, 1980. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 2012 (no. 45631). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016)
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, List of Names from Wortley Road School, 1962
List of Names from Wortley Road School, 1962. McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, Gift of Owen Curnoe, 2002 (2002.0033). Courtesy of McIntosh Gallery. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016). Photograph by Don Vincent.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Map of North America, 1972
Map of North America, 1972. Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, purchased in 1978 from The Third Dalhousie Drawing Exhibition. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Mariposa 10 Speed No. 2, 1973
Mariposa 10 Speed No. 2, 1973. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1974 (no. 17642). © Estate of Greg Curnoe / SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Mariposa T.T., 1978–79
Mariposa T.T., 1978–79, in the studio juxtaposed against his collection of bikes. McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016). Photograph by Greg Curnoe.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Mariposa T.T., 1979
Mariposa T.T., 1979. McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London (1986.0083). Courtesy of McIntosh Gallery. © Estate of Greg Curnoe / SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Middle-Aged Man in LCW Riding Suit, 1983
Middle-Aged Man in LCW Riding Suit, 1983. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift of Sheila Curnoe, London, Ontario, 1997 (97/127).  © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Myself Walking North in the Tweed Coat, 1963
Myself Walking North in the Tweed Coat, 1963. Vancouver Art Gallery, purchased with the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program ( 64.23). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Owen, June 21, 1983–February 15, 1984
Owen, June 21, 1983–February 15, 1984. Museum London, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moore, London, Ontario, 1990 (90.A.01). Courtesy of Museum London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Page from diary showing an early interest in radio, 1953
Page from diary showing an early interest in radio, 1953. E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (Fonds Box 78-3). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Sanouillet #2, 1980
Sanouillet #2, 1980, watercolour, 153.7 x 77.5 cm. Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016). Photograph by Denis Farley.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Self-Portrait, 1956
Self-Portrait, 1956. Private collection. Courtesy of Thielsen Gallery, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Self-Portrait, 1980
Self-Portrait, 1980. Private collection. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016) Photograph by Greg Curnoe.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Self-Portrait #14, August 3–6, 1992
Self-Portrait #14, August 3–6, 1992. Private collection. Courtesy of Michael Gibson Gallery, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Self-Portrait #17, August 8, 1992
Self-Portrait #17, August 8, 1992. Private collection. Courtesy of Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016). Photograph by Christopher Dew.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Self-Portrait #17 in progress
Self-Portrait #17 in progress. Courtesy of McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016). Photograph by Greg Curnoe.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Self-Portrait from “Art Store Fixture,” 1961
Self-Portrait from “Art Store Fixture,” 1961. Museum London, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moore, London, Ontario, through the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1978 (78.A.55). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Self-Portrait (L.C.W.), May 25–27, 1980
Self-Portrait (L.C.W.), May 25–27, 1980. Private collection. Courtesy of Michael Gibson Gallery. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Self-Portrait with Galen on 1951 CCM, 1971
Self-Portrait with Galen on 1951 CCM, 1971. President’s Art Collection, University of Regina (missing from the collection since 1983). Courtesy of McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Short Wave Radios on Long Board, 1987
Short Wave Radios on Long Board, 1987. Museum London, gift of the Blackburn Group Inc., London, Ontario, 2000 (000.A.19). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Spring on the Ridgeway, 1964
Spring on the Ridgeway, 1964. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchased, 1965 (65/24). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Sunset, Port Franks, 1988
Sunset, Port Franks, 1988. Collection of Ian Ross. Courtesy of Heffel Fine Art Auction House. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Tall Girl When I Am Sad on Dundas Street, 1961
Tall Girl When I Am Sad on Dundas Street, 1961. MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, purchased by public subscription (1962–007). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Tecumseh with Batoche Fragments, 1981
Tecumseh with Batoche Fragments, 1981. Private collection. Courtesy of Thielsen Gallery, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Tecumseh/Apollinaire, November 4, 1980
Tecumseh/Apollinaire, November 4, 1980. Private collection. Courtesy of Thielsen Gallery, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, The Best Profile in the World, 1963
The Best Profile in the World, 1963. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased, 1967 (no. 15309). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, The Camouflaged Piano or French Roundels, 1965–66
The Camouflaged Piano or French Roundels, 1965–66. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased, 1966 (no. 14975). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, The True North Strong and Free, #1–5, 1968
The True North Strong and Free, #1–5, 1968. Museum London, Art Fund, 1970 (70.A.44.1–.5). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, TransCanada Pop Bottle Collection, c. 1968–89
TransCanada Pop Bottle Collection, c. 1968–89. E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (33896). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Untitled (Full-Length Walking Woman), c. 1960
Untitled (Full-Length Walking Woman), c. 1960. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift from the Volunteer Committee in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, 1997 (96/309). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Untitled, 1990
Untitled, 1990. Museum London, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moore, London, Ontario, 1994 (94.A.24A). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Video still from No Movie, 1965
Video still from No Movie, 1965. Courtesy of Michael Gibson Gallery, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, View of Victoria Hospital, First Series: #1–6, 1968–69
View of Victoria Hospital, First Series: #1–6, 1968–69. Installation view unknown. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1969 (no. 15778.1-6). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, View of Victoria Hospital, Second Series, February 10, 1969–March 10, 1971
View of Victoria Hospital, Second Series, February 10, 1969–March 10, 1971. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1971 (no. 16894). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Wan Ha Nii, October 10, 1991–February 5, 1992
Wan Ha Nii, October 10, 1991–February 5, 1992. John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, Western University, London, gift of John H. Moore to the Department of Visual Arts. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, What’s Good for the Goose Is Good for the Gander, 1983
What’s Good for the Goose Is Good for the Gander, 1983. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, purchased 1984 (no. 28433). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Zoe, December 6, 1984—May 12, 1986, 1984–86
Zoe, December 6, 1984—May 12, 1986, 1984–86. Museum London, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moore, London, Ontario, 1990 (90.A.03). © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016).

 

Credits for Photographs and Works by Other Artists

 

Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, 38 Weston Street, 1995
38 Weston Street, 1995. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Sheila Curnoe.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Close the 49th Parallel etc.: The Americanization of Canada, Ian Lumsden, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970
Close the 49th Parallel etc.: The Americanization of Canada, Ian Lumsden, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970. Courtesy of National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Curnoe’s studio in 1988
Curnoe’s studio in 1988. Photograph by Ian MacEachern. Courtesy of Ian MacEachern.
Art Canada Institute, Cutting Greg Curnoe’s centennial cake, 1967
Cutting Greg Curnoe’s centennial cake, 1967. Courtesy of National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Dick Tracy and the Man with No Face, Chester Gould, Racine, WI: Whitman, 1938
Dick Tracy and the Man with No Face, Chester Gould, Racine, WI: Whitman, 1938. Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library. Photograph by Eva Lu.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Diego Sleeping No. 2, 1971, by Jack Chambers
Diego Sleeping No. 2, 1971, by Jack Chambers. Collection of TD Bank Group. Courtesy of TD Bank Group. © Estate of Jack Chambers.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Friends at one of Greg Curnoe’s King Street studio parties, 1966
Friends at one of Greg Curnoe’s King Street studio parties, 1966. Don Vincent Photo Archive, McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, Ontario, gift of Bernice Vincent, 2009. Photograph by Don Vincent.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg and Sheila Curnoe in the studio, 1988
Greg and Sheila Curnoe in the studio, 1988. Courtesy of Ian MacEachern. Photograph by Ian MacEachern.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe’s studio with Moustache #14, one of the Greg Curnoe cutout collages, c. 1968
Greg Curnoe’s studio with Moustache #14, one of the Greg Curnoe cutout collages, c. 1968. Don Vincent Photo Archive, McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. Photograph by Don Vincent.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe and others at an exhibition of artists from London, Ontario, at Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba, 1988
Greg Curnoe and others at an exhibition of artists from London, Ontario, at Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba, 1988. Courtesy of Fern Helfand. Photographer unknown.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe at work in his King Street studio, 1964
Greg Curnoe at work in his King Street studio, 1964. Don Vincent Photo Archive, McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. Photograph by Don Vincent.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe, c. 1938
Greg Curnoe, c. 1938. Courtesy of Glen Curnoe. Photographer unknown. 
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe creating View of Victoria Hospital, First Series: #1–6, 1968–69
Greg Curnoe creating View of Victoria Hospital, First Series: #1–6, 1968–69.  Photograph by Pierre Théberge, September 1, 1968. Courtesy of National Gallery Canada, Ottawa.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe in his first studio in the basement of his childhood home with self-portrait Selfchildfool, 1959
Greg Curnoe in his first studio in the basement of his childhood home with self-portrait Selfchildfool, 1959. Don Vincent Photo Archive, McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. Photograph by Don Vincent.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe riding one of his bikes, c. 1974
Greg Curnoe riding one of his bikes, c. 1974. Courtesy of Museum London. Photographer unknown. 
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe on the phone in the studio at 38 Weston Street, c. 1988–92
Greg Curnoe on the phone in the studio at 38 Weston Street, c. 1988–92. E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (Fonds Box 85). Photographer unknown.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Greg Curnoe painting Doc Morton, 1975
Greg Curnoe painting Doc Morton, 1975, in his studio at the Western University, London, fall 1975. McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. Photograph by Dan Miller.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Installation documentation from Art Metropole, Toronto
Installation documentation from Art Metropole, Toronto, of rubber-stamped books and works by Curnoe created between 1961 and 1989, 1989. © Estate of Greg Curnoe. Photograph by Greg Curnoe.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Installation view of Canada: Greg Curnoe XXXVII Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 1976
Installation view of Canada: Greg Curnoe XXXVII Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 1976. Courtesy of McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe. Photograph by Greg Curnoe.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Installation view of Greg Curnoe: Rétrospective/Retrospective
Installation view of Greg Curnoe: Rétrospective/Retrospective, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1981. McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe. Photograph by Greg Curnoe.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Installing the Young London (A Survey) exhibition at 20/20 Gallery in London, Ontario, c. December 1966
Installing the Young London (A Survey) exhibition at 20/20 Gallery in London, Ontario, c. December 1966. Don Vincent Photo Archive, McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. Photograph by Don Vincent.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, La sirène espagnole, c. 1912
La sirène espagnole, c. 1912, by Cornelis “Kees” Van Dongen. Private collection.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Look at Me Dairy Queen, Here I Am, 2011
Look at Me Dairy Queen, Here I Am, 2011, by Jason McLean. Museum London, purchased, Art Fund, 2013 (013.A.017). © Jason McLean.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Mz 316 ische gelb (Mz 316 ische Yellow), 1921, by Kurt Schwitters
Mz 316 ische gelb (Mz 316 ische Yellow), 1921, by Kurt Schwitters. The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (1953.6.71).
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Poster for The Celebration, 1962
Poster for The Celebration, 1962. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photograph by Michel Lambeth.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, Performance documentation of The Celebration, February 3, 1962
Performance documentation of The Celebration, February 3, 1962, at London Public Library and Art Gallery (now Museum London). Don Vincent Photo Archive, McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. Photograph by Don Vincent.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, The Curnoe family at Dingman Creek, c. 1946
The Curnoe family at Dingman Creek, c. 1946. Courtesy of Glen Curnoe. Photographer unknown. 
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, The Nihilist Spasm Band at the York Hotel, 1968
The Nihilist Spasm Band at the York Hotel, 1968. Courtesy of Ian MacEachern. Photograph by Ian MacEachern.
Art Canada Institute, Greg Curnoe, View of Victoria Hospital from Curnoe’s studio window, c. 1974
View of Victoria Hospital from Curnoe’s studio window, c. 1974. Courtesy of McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London. © Estate of Greg Curnoe/SODRAC (2016). Photograph by Greg Curnoe.

 

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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication

 

Rodger, Judith, 1940–, author
Greg Curnoe : life & work / Judith Rodger.
 

Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Biography — Key works — Significance & critical issues — Style & technique — Sources & resources — Where to see. Electronic monograph in HTML, PDF and mobile formats.


ISBN 978-1-4871-0101-5 (HTML).—ISBN 978-1-4871-0102-2 (PDF).— ISBN 978-1-4871-0103-9 (MOBILE)

1. Curnoe, Greg, 1936-1992.  2. Curnoe, Greg, 1936-1992—Criticism and interpretation.  3. Painters—Canada—Biography.  I. Curnoe, Greg, 1936-1992.  Paintings.  Selections.  II. Art Canada Institute, issuing body III. Title. N6549.C9R64 2016   759.11   C2016-903947-1

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