Yves Gaucher (1934–2000) was one of Canada’s foremost abstract painters of the second half of the twentieth century. He first made his mark as an innovative printmaker; after turning to painting in 1964 and for the rest of his life, he pursued his abstract style with relentless self-criticism and uncommon purity. Gaucher produced highly ordered, geometrical, and tensely planar images that pushed the boundaries of Canadian painting to explore and question our experience of colour and time. For more on Yves Gaucher read Roald Nasgaard’s Yves Gaucher: Life & Work.
Roald Nasgaard was the co-curator of the exhibition Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and More (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Musée d’Orsay, Paris) and the curator of Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries (McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg; Glenbow Museum, Calgary; Americas Society, New York).