Posted by Sabrina on July 1, 2020
Immerse yourself in learning about individual artists. Simply google Art Gallery of Ontario and go to "Artist Collections". This month's pick is Canadian artist, David Milne.
David Milne Collection
Have you ever wondered about the private life of an artist? Explore the paintings of Canadian artist David Milne through a rich selection of his letters, diaries, photographs and personal items. Through videos, follow his career as a painter and woodsman across Ontario. Videos to watch about David Mile include; My Love of Nature, Who am I? My Favourite Places. Each section has vignettes about each topic.
Chasing Yesterday is a photo journal which gives the viewer glimpses into the past with the Saskatchewan prairie as its setting. Susan Smith Brazill and Emery Wolfe regularly hit the lesser travelled roads of southern Saskatchewan to photograph its landscape focusing on abandoned grain elevators, barns, houses, churches and interesting relics lying about. Emery, a photographer and Susan, a writer have combined their skills to pursue their common interest, rural Saskatchewan. Found on Chasing Yesterday/Facebook
Philip Craig, who has been mentioned in a previous blog post has a new 5 minute video out talking about his “Paintings of Italy”. It is especially interesting because he shares his painting techniques. This show of his was actually sold out before it officially opened at the Loch Gallery in Toronto. Go to https://www.lochgallery.com and look for Philip Craig “Paintings of Italy”.
Renowned as Canada’s pre-eminent floral painter, Mary Hiester Reid (1854–1921) was a pioneering nineteenth-century artist. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Reid was educated at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she met her future husband, Canadian artist George Agnew Reid. The couple married and moved to Toronto in 1885, where they became a creative force in the country’s arts and cultural coming of age during the years before the First World War.