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While many figures in the Canadian art world have received recognition in their lifetime, virtually none have been offered an opportunity to tell their personal stories in an accessible audio and visual format. Created by the Art Canada Institute, The Living Histories Project fills this gap. The multimedia series plans to capture the stories of the following influencers and icons in the Canadian art world so that contemporary audiences and future generations have access to valuable information about these key individuals and the vital roles they have played.
Integral to the Vancouver art scene as an aficionado and educator, Gordon Smith is also an accomplished abstract painter whose works capture the feeling of British Columbia’s landscape.
Groundbreaking, multifaceted artist, and signatory member of Montreal’s avant-garde Automatiste group.
A multimedia artist whose extensive work involves photography, painting, beadwork, and film. Through her work she shares her resolve, sensitivity, and humour.
Activist, artist, General Idea member, and driving force in the counter-culture art scene both in Canada and internationally.
Internationally renowned conceptual painter and president of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design for twenty-three years.
Canada’s forefront realist painter and recipient of nine honorary university degrees due to her distinctly recognizable oil paintings that transform everyday objects of her home into extraordinary still-life compositions.
Innovative thinker and artist Terry Ryan spearheaded the Dorset Fine Arts marketing and distribution centre in Toronto to serve the desire for Inuit fine art.
Automatiste, colourist, muralist, and engraver, Rita Letendre is an abstract painter who has throughout her illustrious career expressed her original personality through her work.
A leading figure in new media and Conceptual art, Michael Snow’s work spans more than fifty years of production and includes everything from painting and sculptures to holograms and musical recordings.
Jeanne Parkin is one of Canada’s most essential visual art ambassadors, a change-maker in the country’s cultural landscape, and a woman well ahead of her time.Read More