Copyright & Credits

 

Acknowledgements

From the Author

A research project that circulates through complex personal, social, and art histories cannot be undertaken without the cooperation of individuals, institutions, and organizations. I am indebted to the ongoing support and commitment of the Art Canada Institute; my thanks go to Executive Director Sara Angel and Commissioning Editor Anna Hudson, and to the staff members for their important and invaluable editorial support and diligence: Steven Boyle, Stephanie Burdzy, Laura Carusi, Lara Hinchberger, Natalie Hume, Beverley Mitchell, Michael Rattray, Rosemary Shipton, Meg Taylor, Kendra Ward, and Simone Wharton.

 

My gratitude goes to the staff of the Art Gallery of Ontario, in particular Amy Furness, Marilyn Nazar, and Donald Rance from Library and Archives for their continuing assistance during my research, and access to Fonds and files. Many other individuals generously provided important insights and recollections of Iskowitz.  Among them, from Toronto, were Adele Freedman, Gerard Jennings, Harry Malcolmson, David Moos, Ruth Ann Podeswa, and Daniel Solomon. I must also express my gratitude to the many individuals from galleries, museums and organizations across Canada, Europe, and Australia who responded to my seemingly bottomless well of questions. Even the most casual exchange, the simplest of queries, can open the door to valuable insights.

 

Finally, I must thank the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation for their support of the project as well as access to Iskowitz works held by the Foundation. Some included in this publication are being reproduced for the first time.

 

From the Art Canada Institute

The Art Canada Institute gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Maxine Granovsky Gluskin and Ira Gluskin, the Title Sponsors of this book. The ACI also extends its appreciation to the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, Sponsor of this publication, and to the Donors Alistair Mitchell and Naomi Margo.

 

The Art Canada Institute gratefully acknowledges the other sponsors of the 2018–2019 Canadian Online Art Book Project: Anonymous, Alexandra Bennett in memory of Jalynn Bennett, Consignor Canadian Fine Art, Kiki and Ian Delaney, The Sabourin Family Foundation, Karen Schreiber and Marnie Schreiber, and Sandra L. Simpson.

We also sincerely thank the Founding Sponsor for the Art Canada Institute: BMO Financial Group; and the Art Canada Institute Patrons: Butterfield Family Foundation,* David and Vivian Campbell,* Connor, Clark & Lunn Foundation, Albert E. Cummings,* the Fleck family,* Roger and Kevin Garland,* Glorious and Free Foundation,* Charlotte Gray and George Anderson, The Scott Griffin Foundation,* Jane Huh,* Lawson Hunter, Gershon Iskowitz Foundation,* Alan and Patricia Koval Foundation, Phil Lind,* Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau,* John O’Brian, Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan,* Stephen Smart,* Nalini and Tim Stewart,* and Robin and David Young.*

We thank our Lead Benefactors: Alexandra Baillie, Alexandra Bennett and the Jalynn Bennett Family Foundation,* Grant and Alice Burton, Kiki and Ian Delaney,* Jon S. and Lyne Dellandrea,* Michelle Koerner and Kevin Doyle,* K. James Harrison, Sarah and Tom Milroy,* Partners in Art,* Sandra L. Simpson,* Pam and Michael Stein,* and Sara and Michael Angel.*

*Indicates a Founding Patron of the Art Canada Institute

 

The ACI gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Leah Cox, Jennifer Nicoll); Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Stephen Topfer); Art Gallery of Hamilton (Christine Braun); Art Gallery of Ontario (Eva Athanasiu, Amy Furness, Debbie Johnsen, Tracy Mallon-Jensen, Marilyn Nazar); Art Gallery of York University (Allyson Adley); Art Museum at the University of Toronto (Heather Pigat); Canada Council Art Bank (Martha Young); Canadian War Museum (Fiona Anthes); Consignor Canadian Fine Art (Rob Cowley); David Zwirner Gallery (Chris Rawson); Estate of Alex Colville (Ann Kitz); Estate of Dr. Luigi Rossi; Estate of John Reeves (Beverley McGhee); Gershon Iskowitz Foundation (Nancy Hushion); Kelowna Art Gallery (Nataley Nagy); Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Collection at the Art Gallery of Guelph (Robbyne MacKenzie); McMaster Museum of Art (Julie Bronson); Miriam Shiell Fine Art (Simon Bentley); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Marie-Claude Saia); Musée National d‘art Moderne Centre Pompidou; Museum London (Janette Cousins Ewan); National Gallery of Canada (Raven Amiro, Véronique Malouin); Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Podeswa Family Collection (Howard Podeswa); Simon Fraser University Galleries (Christina Hedlund); The Cahén Archives (Maggie Cahén, Michael Cahén); The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Blair Swann, Melanie Lowe); University of Lethbridge Art Gallery (Andrea Kremenik); Vancouver Art Gallery (Danielle Currie); Winnipeg Art Gallery (Nicole Fletcher); and Rebecca Belmore, Valérie Blass, Shary Boyle, AA Bronson, David Burnett, Brandon Clarida, Stan Douglas, Adele Freedman, Toni Hafkenscheid, Brian Jungen, Evaan Kheraj, Maryse Larivière, Isadora C. Marinier, Christinne Muschi, Birthe Piontek, Michael Snow, Françoise Sullivan, and Christopher Wahl. The ACI recognizes the numerous private collectors who have given permission for their work to be published in this edition.

 


 

Image Sources

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Credit for Banner Images

 

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Self-Portrait, c.1955

Biography: Gershon Iskowitz, Self-Portrait, c.1955. (See below for details.)

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Uplands H, 1972

Key Works: Gershon Iskowitz, Uplands H, 1972. (See below for details.)

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, The Wall, 1952

Significance & Critical Issues: Gershon Iskowitz, The Wall, 1952. (See below for details.)

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Orange Yellow C, 1982

Style & Technique: Gershon Iskowitz, Orange Yellow C, 1982. (See below for details.)

Photograph contact sheet of Paterson Ewen's works installed

Where to See: Installation view of Staging Abstraction at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2017. Left: Jack Bush, Black Velvet, 1963, oil on canvas; Centre: Gershon Iskowitz, Uplands K, 1972, oil on canvas; Right: David Diao, Pick Up, 1972, aquatec on canvas. Photograph by Daniel Hutchinson.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Self-Portrait, 1980
Sources & Resources: Self-Portrait, 1980. (See below for details.)

 


 

Credits for Works by Gershon Iskowitz

 

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Action, 1941

Action, 1941. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (39900). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, AK, 1977

AK, 1977. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (GIF C-278). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, AK, 1977

Autumn Image, 1963. Private Collection. Courtesy of A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Autumn Landscape #2, 1967

Autumn Landscape #2, 1967. Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (71.4). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. Photo credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Autumn Landscape #7, 1967

Autumn Landscape #7, 1967. Private Collection. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Barracks, 1949

Barracks, 1949. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (39906). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Buchenwald, 1944–45
Buchenwald, 1944–45. McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Levy Bequest Purchase, 1993 (1993.003.0001LB). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. Photo credit: John Tamblyn.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Condemned, 1944–45
Condemned, c.1944–46. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (39901). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Deep Green No. 8, 1977
Deep Green No. 8, 1977. Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa (78/9-0033). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. Photo credit: Brandon Clarida.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Escape, 1948

Escape, 1948. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (39924). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Explosion, c.1949–50

Explosion, c.1949–52. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (39919). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Ghetto, c.1947
Ghetto, c.1947. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (39904). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, It Burns, c.1950–52

It Burns, c.1950–52. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (39917). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Korban, c.1952

Korban, c.1952. McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Gift of Gerard Jennings in memory of Walter Moos, 2013 (2013.002.0001). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. Photo credit: Robert McNair.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Late Summer Evening, 1962
Landscape #2, 1980. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Late Summer Evening, 1962
Late Summer Evening, 1962. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (AGO.128901). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Little Orange Painting II, 1974
Little Orange Painting II, 1974. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Gift of Beverly and Boris Zerafa, 1975 (75/60). © Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Lowlands I, 1969
Lowlands 1, 1969. Private Collection. Courtesy of Waddingtons. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Lowlands No. 2, 1969
Lowlands No. 2, 1969. Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa (72/3-1554). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Lowlands No. 9, 1970
Lowlands No. 9, 1970. Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 1995 (VAG 95.26.7). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. Photo credit: Ian Lefebvre.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Luigi Orgera, 1980
Luigi Orgera, 1980. Courtesy of Adele Freedman. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Market, c.1952–54
Market, c.1952–54. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (39922). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Midnight 2, 1987
Midnight #2, 1987. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (94/140). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Miriam, 1951–52
Miriam, c.1951–52. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (39912). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Northern Lights Septet No.3, 1985
Northern Lights Septet No. 3, 1985. University of Lethbridge Art Collection, Gift of the Iskowitz Foundation (1995.91). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Not titled, n.d. [1987]
Not Titled, c.1987. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (AGO.128908). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, October 2, 176

October 2, 1976. Private collection. Courtesy of Consignor Canadian Fine Art. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Orange Yellow C, 1982

Orange Violet, 1979. The Collection of the Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida (#G20365). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Orange Violet
Orange Yellow C, 1982. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 1995 (38-018.02). Photo credit: Agnes Etherington Art Centre. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Parry Sound No. 1, 1955
Parry Sound I, 1955. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Gift of Mr. Grant W. Jones, Toronto, 1986 (86/138). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Parry Sound II, 1955
Parry Sound II, 1955. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Gift of Sandra and Grant Jones, 1996 (96/183). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Parry Sound Variation XIV, 1965
Parry Sound Variation XIV, 1965. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (14923). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Portrait of Mother, c.1948
Portrait of Mother, 1947. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 2009 (2009/261). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Portrait of Yehuda Podeswa, 1955
Portrait of Yehuda Podeswa, 1954. Podeswa Family Collection, Toronto. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Red Grey Painting, 1976
Red Grey Painting, 1976. Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa (76-7-0238). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. Photo credit: Brandon Clarida.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Seasons, 1974

Seasons, 1974. Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Seasons No. 1, 1968–69

Seasons No. 1, 1968–69. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (15917.1-2). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Seasons No. 2, 1968–69

Seasons No. 2, 1968–69. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 1995 (95/185). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Selection, Auschwitz, 1947

Selection, Auschwitz, 1947. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (39905). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Self-Portrait, c.1955
Self-Portrait, c.1955. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (39923). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Self-Portrait, c.1980
Self-Portrait, 1980. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of Adele Freedman. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Septet No. 5, 1985
Septet No. 5, 1985. Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Collection at the Art Gallery of Guelph, Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 1995 (MS1995.015). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Side Street, 1952–54
Side Street, c.1952–54. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (39914). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Spring Reflections, 1963

Spring Reflections, 1963. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2007/780). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Street Scene: Parry Sound, 1955
Street Scene Parry Sound, 1955. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (95/217). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Summer-G, 1978
Summer G, 1978. Winnipeg Art Gallery, Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation (G-95-123 ab). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. Photo credit: Ernest Mayer.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Summer Impression, 1963
Summer Impression, 1963. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (38008). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Sunner in Yellow, No. 1, 1972
Summer in Yellow, No. 1, 1972. Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa (72/3-1819). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Summer Landscape #2, 1967
Summer Landscape #2, 1967. Private Collection. Courtesy of Heffel. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Summer Sky, 1966

Summer Sky, 1966. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2001.078.001). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Summer Song, 1966
Summer Song, 1966. Collection of the Estate of Dr. Luigi Rossi. Courtesy of the Kelowna Art Gallery. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
 
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Sunshine, 1955
Sunshine, 1955. University of Lethbridge Art Collection, Gift of M. Wiltshire (1993.46). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, The Wall, 1952
The Wall, 1952. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (39913). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Through Life, c.1947
Through Life, c.1947. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (39902). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Torah, 1951
Torah, 1951. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (39909). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Tree Reflections, 1960
Tree Reflections, 1960. Private Collection. Courtesy of Heffel. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Ultra Blue Green, 1973
Ultra Blue Green, 1973. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Gift of Francis and Marvin Yontef, 2007 (2007/106). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Spring, 1962

Untitled, 1962. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Untitled, 1977
Untitled, 1977. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (GIF C-239). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Untitled, 1977
Untitled, 1977. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Dr.1995.23). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Untitled (“B-3124”), 1951
Untitled (“B-3124”), 1951. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (AGO.129173). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Untitled Drawing, 1958
Untitled Drawing, 1958. Courtesy of Adele Freedman. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Untitled Landscape, 1960
Untitled Landscape, 1960. Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 1995 (VAG 95.26.5). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. Photo credit: Maegan Hill-Carroll.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Untitled (memory picture), c.1952
Untitled (Memory Picture), 1952. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 1995 (95/222). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. 
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Untitled (seated figure), c.1955
Untitled (Seated Figure), c.1955. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Untitled (sketch for Septet), c.1984
Untitled (Sketch for Septet), c.1984. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Untitled–Rushing Water, Autumn, 1955
Untitled - Rushing Water, Autumn, 1955. Private Collection. Courtesy of Waddingtons. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Uplands, 1969–70
Uplands, 1969–70. National Gallery of Canada, Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, Toronto, 1995 (38000.1-3). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Uplands B-734, 1970
Uplands B, 1970. Private Collection. Courtesy of Miriam Shiell Fine Art. © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. 
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Uplands E, 1971
Uplands E, 1971. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Purchased 1972 (16993.1-2). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Uplands F, 1971
Uplands F, 1971. Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa (72/3-1500). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Uplands G, 1971
Uplands G, 1971. Museum London, Gift of Claridge Investments Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, 1998 (98.A.18.1-.2). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Uplands H, 1972
Uplands H, 1972. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Purchase with assistance from Wintario, 1977 (77/26). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Uplands K, 1972
Uplands K, 1972. Art Gallery of Hamilton, Gift of Mr. John Morris Thurston and Wintario, 1977 (77.2). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Yzkor, 1952
Yzkor, 1952. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Joey, Toby, and Alan Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1998 (39915). © Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

 

Credits for Photographs and Works by Other Artists

 

Art Canada Institute, Aerial photograph of the Rocket Range at Churchill, Manitoba, 1966. Photographer unknown.

1. Françoise Sullivan, Courtesy of the artist. 2. Rebecca Belmore, photo credit: Christinne Muschi © Christinne Muschi. 3. Michael Snow, Courtesy of the artist. 4. General Idea, Courtesy of AA Bronson. 5. Shary Boyle, photo credit: Christopher Wahl © Christopher Wahl. 6. Valérie Blass, photo credit: Maryse Larivière © Maryse Larivière. 7. Brian Jungen, photo credit: Dean Tomlinson. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. 8. Stan Douglas, photo credit: Evaan Kheraj. Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery. 9. Janet Cardiff & George Miller, photo credit: Birthe Piontek. © Birthe Piontek. 

Art Canada Institute, Aerial photograph of the Rocket Range at Churchill, Manitoba, 1966. Photographer unknown.

Aerial photograph of Churchill, Manitoba, 1966. Photographer unknown.

Art Canada Institute, Photograph, A mass grave of the victims of the pogrom in Kielce, Poland, July 1946
Mourners and local residents watch as men shovel dirt into the mass grave of the victims of the Kielce pogrom, 1946. Photographer unknown. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington (14393). Courtesy of Leah Lahav. © United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Art Canada Institute, Alex Colville, Bodies in a Grave, Belsen, 1946
Bodies in a Grave, Belsen, 1946, by Alex Colville. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa (19710261-2033). © Canadian War Museum.
Art Canada Institute, Alex Colville, Bodies in a Grave, Belsen, 1946
Candy Tree, 1952–53, by Oscar Cahén. Private Collection. © The Cahén Archives. 
Art Canada Institute, Cover of the 1972 Venice Biennale catalogue
Cover of the 1972 Venice Biennale catalogue for the Canadian Pavilion, Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Jack Shadbolt, Dog Among the Ruins, 1947
Dog Among the Ruins, 1947, by Jack Shadbolt. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1980.069.001). © Jack Shadbolt Estate.
Art Canada Institute, Jack Shadbolt, Dog Among the Ruins, 1947
Detail of Uplands K, 1972, installed at the Art Gallery of Hamilton for Staging Abstraction, 2017. Photograph by Daniel Hutchinson.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Feldafing Germany Jewish displaced persons camp notes
Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp banknotes.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Gershon Iskowitz in Feldafing, date unknown
Gershon Iskowitz in Feldafing, date unknown, photographer unknown. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Gershon Iskowitz in Feldafing verso, date unknown
Gershon Iskowitz in Feldafing verso, date unknown, photographer unknown. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Gershon Iskowitz Gallery Moos invite, 1966
Gershon Iskowitz Gallery Moos invitation, 1966, Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (LA.156125). Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Gershon Iskowitz in front of his Tecumseth Street studio, 1981
Gershon Iskowitz in his studio, date unknown, photograph by Michel Lambeth. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario © Michel Lambeth Estate.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Gershon Iskowitz in front of his Tecumseth Street studio, 1981
Gershon Iskowitz in front of his Tecumseth Street studio, 1981, photographer unknown. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Spring, 1962

Gershon Iskowitz at the Art Gallery of Ontario retrospective, photograph by Doug Griffin. Courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Archives © Toronto Star Archives.

Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Gershon Iskowitz in Toronto, winter c.1948–49

Gershon Iskowitz in Toronto, winter c.1948–49, photographer unknown. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Gershon Iskowitz: Painter of Light catalogue by Adele Freedman.

Gershon Iskowitz: Painter of Light catalogue by Adele Freedman.

 

Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Gershon Iskowitz with painting design for a limited edition AGO umbrella, 1986.
Gershon Iskowitz with painting design for a limited edition AGO umbrella, 1986. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Gershon Iskowitz with portrait of Isaac Leib Peretz, Feldafing, 1946
Gershon Iskowitz with portrait of Isaac Leib Peretz, Feldafing, 1946, photographer unknown, Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Gershon Iskowitz, Kazuo Nakamura, Tony Urquhart, and Jane Urquhart at the Issacs Gallery, 1962

Gershon Iskowitz, Kazuo Nakamura, Tony Urquhart, and Madeline Mary Jennings at Isaacs Gallery, c.1961–62, photograph by Tess Taconis. E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Gershon Iskowitz painting outdoors, date unknown
Gershon Iskowitz painting outdoors, date unknown, photographer unknown. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Graham Coughtry, Gordon Rayner, and Robert Markle parody the Artists’ Jazz Band in Rayner’s Toronto studio, 1965
Graham Coughtry, Gordon Rayner, and Robert Markle parody the Artists’ Jazz Band in Rayner’s Toronto studio, 1965, photograph by John Reeves. Courtesy of Canadian Art Magazine. © The Estate of John Reeves.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Guests at the Venice Biennale, 1972

Guests at the Venice Biennale, 1972, photographer unknown. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Art Canada Institute, Gershon Iskowitz, Spring, 1962

Installation view of Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings by Seven Canadian Painters from the Canada Council Art Bank at Harbourfront Art Gallery, 1976, photograph by David Lloyd. Courtesy of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Archives. 

Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Iskowitz catalogue by David Burnett

Iskowitz catalogue by David Burnett.

Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Illustration for short story, “Mail,” by John Norman Harris by Oscar Cahén, Maclean’s, tearsheet, 1950
Oscar Cahén, illustration for short story, “Mail,” by John Norman Harris, Maclean’s, 1950. Collection of The Cahén Archives. © The Cahén Archives.
 
Paterson Ewen with his sons, c. 1963Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Pamphlet for Iskowitz: New Paintings, September 15–October 2, 1961
Pamphlet for Iskowitz: New Paintings, September 15–October 2, 1961, Here and Now Art Gallery. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Parents Zisla Lewis and Jankel and children Yosl, Gershon, and Itchen, date unknown, c.1924

Parents Zisla Lewis and Jankel and children Yosl, Gershon, and Itchen, c.1924, photographer unknown. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 2009 (LA.SC114.S1.f2.2). Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Plate 57 from Los Desastres de la Guerra / Disasters of War, plates produced between 1810–20
Plate 57 from Los Desastres de la Guerra / Disasters of War, plates produced between 1810 and 1820, from the first edition, 1863, by Francisco Goya. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (4180).
Art Canada Institute, Kazuo Nakamura, Plowed Field, 1953
Plowed Field, 1953, by Kazuo Nakamura. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2000/1151). © Art Gallery of Ontario. 
Art Canada Institute, Franklin CarmichaelSpring, Cranberry Lake, 1932
Spring, Cranberry Lake, 1932, by Franklin Carmichael. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Gift of Roy G. Cole, Rousseau, Ontario, 1990 (90/194). © Art Gallery of Ontario. 
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, Temporary travel document, military government for Germany, issued in Munich, May 3, 1948
Temporary travel document, military Government for Germany, issued in Munich, May 3, 1948. Gershon Iskowitz Fonds, E.P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 2009 (LA.SC114.S3.2). Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Photograph, The Gershon Iskowitz Prize: 1986–2006 catalogue

The Gershon Iskowitz Prize: 1986 to 2006 catalogue, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

Art Canada Institute, Photograph, The Gershon Iskowitz Prize: 1986–2006 catalogue

The War, 1943, by Marc Chagall. Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris, Gift of the artist, 1953, on deposit at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Céret. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo credit: Scala / Art Resource NY.

Art Canada Institute, Photograph, The Gershon Iskowitz Prize: 1986–2006 catalogue

Water Lilies (Agapanthus), 1915–26, by Claude Monet. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. Courtesy of Wikicommons.

 


 

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Title: Gershon Iskowitz : life & work / Ihor Holubizky.Title: Gershon Iskowitz : life & work / Ihor Holubizky.
Names: Holubizky, Ihor, author. | Iskowitz, Gershon, 1921-1988. Paintings. Selections. | Art Canada 
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Identifiers: Canadiana (print) 20189069082 | Canadiana (ebook) 20189069090 | ISBN 9781487101923 
   (hardcover) | ISBN 9781487101930 (HTML) | ISBN 9781487101947 (PDF)
Subjects: LCSH: Iskowitz, Gershon, 1921-1988. | LCSH: Iskowitz, Gershon, 1921-1988—Criticism and 
   interpretation. | LCGFT: Biographies.
Classification: LCC ND249.I84 H65 2019 | DDC 759.11—dc23

 

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