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Art for Canada: An Illustrated History

April 11, 2009 - January 27, 2013

AWE Gallery

Emily Carr, Yan Mortuary Poles, 1928/1929, oil on canvas, 61.0 cm x 85.0 cm, Purchased by public subscription and with a grant from the Ontario Arts Council, 1964

The ongoing exhibition Art for Canada features a changing selection of significant Canadian historical artworks from the Gallery collection. The AGW is home to many distinctive paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by such artists as Lawren Harris and Emily Carr, as well as a range of important, if more obscure, talents including Amherstburg-based Catherine Reynolds and the creator of the Pictou Sketchbook, William Hind.

In this exhibit

Emily Carr, Yan Mortuary Poles, 1928/1929, oil on canvas, 61.0 cm x 85.0 cm, Purchased by public subscription and with a grant from the Ontario Arts Council, 1964

Paul Kane, Party of Indians in Two Canoes on Mountain Lake, 1846/48, oil on canvas, 74.0 cm x 47.0 cm, Anonymous gift, 1980

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