Curated by Michael Parke-Taylor

Rooted in his native city of Winnipeg, Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956) worked almost exclusively in Manitoba, where he captured the essence of the Prairies in his art. FitzGerald was less concerned than his contemporaries in the Group of Seven (he became their tenth member in 1932) with promoting issues of Canadian identity. He explored his surroundings, delving deeply into the forces he felt animated and united nature in order to make “the picture a living thing.” For more on Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald read Michael Parke-Taylor’s Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald: Life & Work.


Michael Parke-Taylor is an independent researcher and art historian based in Toronto, Ontario. Previously he was curator of modern art at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and curator of exhibitions at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina. Parke-Taylor is author of the exhibition catalogue In Seclusion with Nature: The Later Work of L. LeMoine FitzGerald, 1942 to 1956 (Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1988). 

  •  Summer Afternoon, The Prairie

     Summer Afternoon, The Prairie 1921

  • Pritchard’s Fence

    Pritchard’s Fence c.1928

  • Doc Snyder’s House

    Doc Snyder’s House 1931

  • The Pool

    The Pool 1934

  • Prairie Landscape

    Prairie Landscape June 27, 1935

  • Abstract Landscape

    Abstract Landscape 1942

  • The Little Plant

    The Little Plant 1947

  • Four Apples on Tablecloth

    Four Apples on Tablecloth December 17, 1947

  • From an Upstairs Window, Winter

    From an Upstairs Window, Winter c.1950–51

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