Reid, Leslie (Canadian, b.1947)
An Ottawa-based artist who works in painting, printmaking, photography, and video as she examines landscape, light, and perception. A graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Reid also studied art throughout the U.K. She taught in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa for more than forty years. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and her work is represented in public collections across the country.
Rembrandt Haarmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669)
One of the most famous artists of his time, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (referred to as Rembrandt) painted portraits, self-portraits, and dramatic scenes, and created drawings and etchings that conveyed the personality of his subjects. Throughout, Rembrandt developed the interplay between light and shadow in his work, heightening contrast and using a narrow range of colours to generate a spotlight effect in his earlier work, and working with impasto (thick application of paint) and composition to create the radiance that characterizes paintings in his late style.
Roberts, Goodridge (Canadian, 1904–1974)
A painter and influential teacher from New Brunswick, whose modernist sensibility developed in the late 1920s when he attended the Art Students League of New York. Roberts settled in Montreal in 1939 and within ten years was celebrated nationally for his careful but intense approach to figure painting, still life, and landscape.
Robertson, Sarah (Canadian, 1891–1948)
Robertson was a member of the Beaver Hall Group and exhibited with several female painters from Montreal after the group disbanded. Influenced by Impressionism, Fauvism, and the Group of Seven, Robertson painted portraits, landscapes, and flowers in brilliant colours.