Greg Curnoe Life & Work by Judith Rodger

Greg Curnoe’s works can be found in numerous public and private collections across Canada. The most significant collections are at Museum London, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. The E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives at the AGO is an excellent resource that contains the Greg Curnoe fonds and copies of his major publications. The McIntosh Gallery at Western University holds the photographic archive of Don Vincent, who documented the artistic scene of London in the 1960s and 1970s, and includes numerous photographs of Curnoe and his friends. For works produced in multiple editions, below is a selection of institutions that have at least one multiple in their collections. Although the following institutions hold the works listed below, they may not always be on view.

Art Gallery of Alberta

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Greg Curnoe, For Ben Bella, 1964Oil on plywood construction, plastic, metal, and mixed media
159.6 x 125.7 x 98.4 cm

Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1-877-255-4246 or 416-979-6648

Greg Curnoe, Girlc. 1960
(Catalogued as Untitled [Full-Length Walking Woman]
Day-Glo paint and acrylic on paperboard
112 x 71.1 cm

Greg Curnoe, Drawer Full of Stuff, 1961Assemblage (found objects in drawer) on wood (painted wood drawer)
16 x 30.4 x 36.5 cm

Greg Curnoe, Spring on the Ridgeway, 1964Oil on plywood and Masonite, rayon/nylon, metal, wood, paper, and string
187 x 187 cm

Greg Curnoe, About Painters #1, 1964–88Stamp pad ink and pencil on paper in cloth-bound “Record” book
13 x 20 cm

Greg Curnoe, 24 Hourly Notes, December 14–15, 1966Stamp pad ink and acrylic on galvanized iron
24 panels, each 25.4 x 25.4 cm
Greg Curnoe, For Jack #2, July 22–September 20, 1978Watercolour and pencil on wove paper
102.6 x 138.4 cm
Greg Curnoe, For Selwyn #2, November 20–26, 1979Watercolour and pencil on wove paper
84.5 x 114 cm
Greg Curnoe, Middle-Aged Man in LCW Riding Suit, 1983Watercolour and pencil on paper
196 x 177 cm
Greg Curnoe, Doubtful Insight, March 23, 1987(Catalogued as What If Daily Life in Canada Is Boring?)
Gouache, watercolour, stamp pad ink, pastel on wove paper
117.8 x 190.5 cm
Greg Curnoe, Blue Book #8, 1989Stamp pad ink on paper
16 x 36 cm

Dalhousie Art Gallery

6101 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Greg Curnoe, Map of North America, 1972India ink on paper
29.5 x 22.2 cm

John Labatt Visual Arts Centre

Western University
London, Ontario, Canada
519-661-2111 ext. 86186

Greg Curnoe, Wan Ha Nii, October 10, 1991–February 5, 1992Watercolour, stamp pad ink, pencil, blueprint pencil
22.5 x 22 cm

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House

Art Museum at the University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Greg Curnoe, Homage to Van Dongen #1 (Sheila), June 27, 1978–November 23, 1979Watercolour and graphite on paper
152.4 x 243.8 cm

MacKenzie Art Gallery

University of Regina
3475 Albert Street
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Greg Curnoe, Tall Girl When I Am Sad on Dundas Street, 1961Oil on Masonite
182.9 x 121.9 cm

McIntosh Gallery

Western University
London, Ontario, Canada

Greg Curnoe, List of Names from Wortley Road School, 1962Stamp pad ink and ball-point pen on paper
33 x 18 cm

Greg Curnoe, Mariposa T.T., 1979Colour serigraph on Plexiglas
108 x 169.9 cm

Greg Curnoe, Above Glen Huron, Looking North, August 10–13, 1987Watercolour on paper
30.8 x 41 cm

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

185 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Greg Curnoe, Sanouillet #2, 1980Watercolour on paper
153.7 x 77.5 cm

Museum London

421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario, Canada

Greg Curnoe, Self-Portrait from “Art Store Fixture, 1961Ink and collage
30 x 25 cm

Greg Curnoe, Four Piece Set, 1965–67Collage, stamp pad ink on card, Plexiglas, screws, cup washers, screw eyes on painted wood
Nose A: 51 x 41.4 cm (May 25, 1966)
Moustache #7: 21.2 x 45 cm (December 5, 1965)
Lip and Chin #1: 17.5 x 20.6 cm (July 3, 1967)
Tie #5: 54.5 x 24.1 cm (July 3, 1967)

Greg Curnoe, The True North Strong and Free, #1–5, 1968Stamp pad ink and polyurethane on paper on plywood
Five panels, each (max.) 60 x 63.5 cm
Greg Curnoe, Owen, June 21, 1983 – February 15, 1984Watercolour and pencil on paper
183 x 108.5 cm
Greg Curnoe, Galen, February 12–November 26, 1984Watercolour and pencil on paper
201 x 110 cm
Greg Curnoe, Zoë, December 6, 1984–May 12, 1986Pastel and pencil on paper
194 x 90 cm
Greg Curnoe, Short Wave Radios on Long Board, 1987Watercolour and pencil on paper framed in irregular Plexiglas and wood
193 x 368.3 cm
Greg Curnoe, Untitled, 1990Fired clay with glaze
68 x 50 x 2 cm

National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Greg Curnoe, The Best Profile in the World, 1963Oil and collage on plywood
121.3 x 182.9 cm

Greg Curnoe, The Camouflaged Piano or French Roundels, 1965–66Oil on plywood with hotel sign with incandescent lights
259.7 x 372.1 x 29 cm
Greg Curnoe, Homage to the R 34 [the Dorval mural], October 1967–March 1968Bostik urethane enamel paint on plywood and steel, propellers, metal screens, and electric motors
26 panels of irregular dimensions installed in three units:
295 x 1551 x 25.5 cm; 195 x 1109.9 x 25.5 cm; 191.5 x 492.7 x 2.5 cm
(overall length 32.2 m)
Greg Curnoe, View of Victoria Hospital, First Series: #1–6, 1968–69Stamp pad ink over latex on canvas
Six canvases, each 289.6 x 228.6 cm
Greg Curnoe, View of Victoria Hospital, Second Series, February 10, 1969–March 10, 1971Oil, rubber stamp and ink, graphite, and wallpaper on plywood, in Plexiglas strip frame, with audiotape, tape player, loudspeakers, and eight-page text (photocopied from a rubber-stamped notebook)
243.8 x 487 cm assembled
Greg Curnoe, Mariposa 10 Speed No. 2, March 25, 1973–April 25, 1973Watercolour over graphite on wove paper
101.1 x 181.4 cm
Greg Curnoe, Large Colour Wheel, 1980Watercolour and graphite on wove paper
189 x 189 cm
Greg Curnoe, What's Good for the Goose Is Good for the Gander, 1983Watercolour, pencil, and ballpoint pen on wove paper
193.3 x 175 cm
Greg Curnoe, America, July 1989Trial proof II state 2, colour lithograph on wove paper, printed by Don Holman
73.9 x 57.6 cm

Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Greg Curnoe, Myself Walking North in the Tweed Coat, 1963Oil on plywood
183.2 x 122.2 cm

Winnipeg Art Gallery

300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Greg Curnoe, Deeds #5, August 19–22, 1991 Stamp pad ink, poster paint, pencil, watercolour on paper
110 x 168 cm