Canada Art History ~ 197 Slides ~ Major Artists & Movements Overall ~Canadian
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Some of the artists covered include:
Painters Eleven: In 1953, eleven abstract painters from Ontario banded together over one shared artistic goal: a commitment to abstraction. Artists called themselves “Painters Eleven” and held their first exhibition at the Roberts Gallery in Toronto in 1954.
Group of Seven, Toronto, Ontario: Artists who grouped together to contribute to giving Canada a distinctive voice in painting. The group’s niche became painting the North American wilderness. (Canadian landscape paintings). Its aim was to create a distinct Canadian art through direct contact with nature.
Saskatchewan's Regina 5: In 1961, art gallery director, Ronald Bloore, mounted The May Show in Regina. He displayed his own work along with paintings by fellow Regina artists. Regina became a center of modernist abstraction. Regina is in Saskatchewan.
Eastern Group of Painters based in Montréal in Quebec. These artists had an art for art's sake aesthetic. Some were also Jewish and they strongly allied together in that niche as well. Members went on to be part of the “Contemporary Arts Society,” made up of Canadian artists who encouraged the public to like modern art.
Emily Carr, Vancouver: one of Canada's most beloved artists and authors. Her art is more timely than ever since its subject matter was native populations, the aboriginal people of Canada, AND the wild wilderness of coastal British Columbia and its constant struggle with preserving itself against the timber industry.