• March 19, 2019 ACI invites you to the lecture Gershon Iskowitz: Life & Legacy (English press release)

    On April 1, 2019, four leading art historians discuss the life and legacy of Gershon Iskowitz. This extraordinary artist survived Auschwitz and became one of Canada’s most acclaimed painters and cultural philanthropists. View PDF >

  • February 28, 2019 ACI announces the publication of Gershon Iskowitz: Life & Work (English press release)

    From Holocaust survivor to one of Canada’s most acclaimed painters and cultural philanthropists: Gershon Iskowitz: Life & Work chronicles one man’s remarkable trajectory from Auschwitz to famed Canadian artist. View PDF >

  • October 10, 2018 ACI announces the publication of Homer Watson: Life & Work (English press release)

    Homer Watson went from obscurity to international renown in 1880 when his painting, The Pioneer Mill, was purchased by Canada’s then-governor general as a gift for Queen Victoria. View PDF >

  • August 27, 2018 ACI announces the publication of Bertram Brooker: Life & Work (English press release)

    A pioneer of abstract art in Canada, Bertram Brooker was a self-taught polymath who defied the conventions of his time by taking a multi-pronged approach to artmaking and life. View PDF >

  • March 25, 2017 ACI announces the publication of William Kurelek: Life & Work (English press release)

    Meticulously crafted, Kurelek’s paintings range from whimsical, charming scenes inspired by his life in the Prairies to turbulent expressions of his inner mind and his personal, religious, and cultural concerns. View PDF >

  • January 4, 2017 ACI announces the publication of Shuvinai Ashoona: Life & Work (English press release)

    Shuvinai Ashoona’s singular style and bold artistic experimentation, including collaborations with Shary Boyle, has overturned stereotypical notions of Inuit art. Today she is an internationally renowned artist. View PDF >

  • September 10, 2016 ACI announces the publication of Greg Curnoe: Life & Work (English press release)

    Passionately and unapologetically Canadian, artist and activist Greg Curnoe (1936–1992) transformed his hometown of London, Ontario, into an important city for artistic production. View PDF >

  • August 30, 2015 ACI announces the publication of Oscar Cahén: Life & Work (English press release)

    Before his tragic death at age 40, Oscar Cahén fled Nazi Germany, made his name as a celebrated North American magazine illustrator, and co-founded the Canadian abstract art collective Painters Eleven. View PDF >

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