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Thursday, November 13, 2014 to Sunday, February 22, 2015
Special Exhibitions Galleries
Distinguished as one of Canada’s first artists to achieve international recognition, Jack Bush’s life (1909–1977) is a fascinating story of a mid-century commercial artist turned abstract painter. His paintings trace a journey toward creative independence, and provide many new and delightful vantage points onto the history of abstract art. The Jack Bush retrospective spans five decades and paints a full picture of the artist’s achievements, including his paintings, drawings and commercial illustrations. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue bring forward fascinating sections from the artist’s unpublished diaries, lending even more vibrancy to a story filled with brilliance and colour.
Jack Bush was one Canada’s most important abstract painters. A master of colour, light, composition and form, he made a name for himself on the international art scene in the heady, hedonistic 1960s and 1970s...