The laureates of this year's Governor General’s Awards reflect the full mix of rich and diverse Canadian talent, their work encompassing all forms of visual and media art.
An emblem of sorrow, Käthe Kollwitz’s Frontal Self-Portrait is a stark and haunting image that perfectly encapsulates the depth of emotion that defines her work.
One of the greatest street photographers of his time, Dave Heath conveyed the universal experience of isolation set against moments of social integration.
The beautifully executed books created by Canada’s small presses highlight the great enthusiasm and dedication these publishers have applied to workmanship and to every aspect of production.
In her "Grey Paintings" Julie Mehretu reinvented her artistic practice to create abstract work that functions within the complexities and multiplicities of history, politics and art.
Commissioned by the Canadian War Memorials Fund to capture the war effort in Halifax, British artist Harold Gilman created a series of diverse and deliberative drawings to construct the final painting.
A pioneer in the Vancouver art scene of the 1960s, Michael Morris is well known for his collaborative art practice. A recent acquisition represents his early experiments in Plexiglas.
Choosing the theme of love, British artist Paul Sandby would integrate figure studies in nature and demonstrate his skill as an innovative print artist.
A keen amateur photographer, Lady Aberdeen created an emotive memorial photobook of her son's life that placed private family images in the public sphere.