Category:Artists from Calgary
Pages in category "Artists from Calgary"
The following 34 pages are in this category, out of 34 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 34 pages are in this category, out of 34 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Maxwell Bates – Maxwell Bates, CM was a Canadian architect and expressionist painter. Born in Calgary, Alberta in 1906, Bates started painting at an early age, as a young adult, he worked for his fathers architecture firm. His father, William Stanley Bates, was himself a prominent architect in early Calgary who designed the Burns Building, Bates studied with Lars Jonson Haukaness at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary from 1926-1927. In 1931 Bates moved to England, where he supported himself as a door-to-door vacuum salesman while exhibiting his art work at the Wertheim Gallery, in England he associated with promising young artists such as Barbara Hepworth and Victor Pasmore. As a member of the British Territorial Army in 1940, Bates was captured in France and he remained a POW until 1945. This experience was captured in his 1978 book A Wilderness of Days, Bates returned to Calgary in 1946 to work with his fathers architectural firm again. His first wife May Watson, whom he married in 1949 and he then married Charlotte Kintzle in 1954. In 1949 Bates studied at the Brooklyn Museum with artist Max Beckmann, as an architect, his most notable work was St. Marys Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1957. Bates suffered a stroke in 1961, in 1962 he moved from Calgary to Victoria, British Columbia. He suffered a stroke in 1978 and died in Victoria in 1980. His work has been showcased at art galleries worldwide and retrospective exhibitions have shown in galleries such as the Winnipeg Art Gallery. In 1971 he received a doctorate from the University of Calgary. In 1980 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada, royal Canadian Academy of Arts Maxwell Bates web site Some images of Batess work Maxwell Bates, Lethbridge College Buchanan Art Collection Historic Places of Canada
2. Arnold Belkin – Arnold Belkin was a Canadian-Mexican painter credited for continuing the Mexican muralism tradition at a time when many Mexican painters were shifting away from it. Born and raised in western Canada, he trained as an artist there but was not drawn to traditional Canadian art, instead he was inspired by images of Diego Rivera’s work in a magazine to move to Mexico when he was only eighteen. He studied further in Mexico, focusing his education and his career mostly on murals and he also had a successful career creating canvas works as well with several notable series of paintings. He spent most of his life and career in Mexico except for a stay in New York City in the late 1960s to mid-1970s and his best known works are the murals he created for the University Autónoma Metropolitana in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City. Belkin was born on December 9,1930 with the name Arnold Lewis Belken Greenberg in Calgary and his father was a Russian Jewish immigrant who became prominent in the Vancouver Jewish community when the family moved there shortly after Belkin’s birth. His mother was an Jewish immigrant from England and he began drawing and painting at an early age. His parents were socialist, which would affect his later artwork, giving him an harshal in social issues and he began formal art training at the Vancouver School of Art, studying there from 1945 to 1947. At age 15, Belkin won first place an art contest with the Labor Arts Guild in British Columbia with the painting “Workers on a Streetcar. ”From 1947 to 1948 he studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts. During his training, Belkin was not drawn to traditional Canadian painting which was focused on landscapes. At age 14 he discovered the work of Diego Rivera and Mexican muralism from Time magazine and he discovery of contemporary Mexican art made a great impact and in 1948 at the age of eighteen, he left Canada to move to Mexico. He enrolled into the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado La Esmeralda from 1948 to 1949, studying with Agustín Lazo, Carlos Orozco Romero and Andrés Sánchez Flores. In Mexico City, he was surrounded by the work of the first half of the 20th century, with its emphasis on class struggle. At La Esmeralda, he focused on this kind of painting, being influenced by the work of José Clemente Orozco, Rico Lebrun, in 1950 he traveled to various parts of Mexico, especially the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. From this trip, he wrote a script for a documentary on the region’s music, customs and legends. In the same year, he met David Alfaro Siqueiros, forming both a personal and professional relationship, the experience not only influence his style but also taught him the level of quality expected in Mexican muralism. From 1954 to 1956, he studied engraving in metal with Lola Cueto at Mexico City College and he also participated in the workshop of Guillermo Silva Santamaría where he met Francisco Icaza and Leonel Góngora. For Expo 67 in Montreal, he represented Mexico rather than Canada and he returned to Mexico to stay in 1976, becoming a naturalized citizen in 1981. He was married once, to dancer Esperanza Gómez with whom he had two daughters, after they divorced, he had numerous relationships but did not remarry or have more children
3. Douglas Cardinal – Douglas Joseph Cardinal, OC is a Canadian architect based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. C. Born of Métis Blackfoot/Kainai, German and Algonquin heritage, Cardinal grew up in Calgary, in 1953, he attended the University of British Columbia, he later attended the University of Texas at Austin, from which he graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1963. Cardinal was one of the first North American architects to use computers to assist in the design process and his curvilinear designs reflect the landscape around them, so that people making use of the building can retain a sense of the land that surrounds them. In 1993, he was hired by The Smithsonian Institution as the Primary Design Architect for the National Museum of the American Indian, the NMAI is situated on the National Mall in Washington, D. C. and directly faces the Capital of the United States of America. After contractual disputes, Cardinal was removed from the project in 1998 before it was completed, in 2001, Cardinal received a Governor Generals Award in Visual and Media Arts in recognition of his contribution to Canadian and international architecture. In 2008, his firm was hired by the Kirkland Foundation to design a museum/convention center in Union City, early in 2009 the firms contract was terminated with the owner, and all construction activity was halted, due to undisclosed differences between the two parties
4. Greg Edmonson (artist) – Greg Edmonson is a Canadian painter. He is primarily known for his paintings of fractured landscape and portrait paintings and he received his masters degree in fine art from the University of Alberta. Pangaea is a hypothetical landmass that existed when all continents were joined about 200-300 million years ago before breaking up, in forming the Soviet Union, many borders were disregarded in an attempt to merge cultural identities and alter personal bonds. Soviet Pangaea serves as a metaphor for all political and natural unions, through this body of work, Edmonson points to the certainty of an everchanging world where history is represented as evolution and evolution results in the individuality of each culture and person. Kevin Costello, Landscapes please eyes and hearts, Sarasota Herald Tribune, May 21,2004
5. Harvey Locke – Harvey Locke is a conservationist, writer, and photographer. He is a global leader in the field of parks, wilderness, wildlife. In 1999 Locke was named one of Canadas leaders for the 21st century by Time Magazine Canada, Locke is a co-founder of the Nature Needs Half Movement. Harvey Locke was born in 1959 to Ralphine Locke and Dr. Gerald Lorne Locke, in Calgary and his family counts among Southern Albertas earliest European settlers and has been in the Bow Valley since the early 1870s. He grew up in southern Alberta where he attended Earl Grey Elementary School and Strathcona School for Boys in Calgary and in 1975 graduated from Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, in Dewinton, in 1976, he spent a year in College Wildhorn, in Anzere, Switzerland. Back in Calgary, he first obtained a Bachelor of Arts in French, in 1999, Harvey became a full-time conservationist dedicated to national parks, wilderness, large landscape and connectivity conservation and climate change. He is married to Marie-Eve Marchand and has two sons by a previous marriage, Locke served as President or Vice President of the CPAWS for many years and he is now its senior advisor on conservation. Lockes writing and photography have been published in newspapers, magazines and he has lectured at many universities and spoken on national parks, wilderness and large landscape conservation at conferences around the world. He has testified on national parks legislation before Parliamentary committees, in 1999, Locke was named one of Time Magazine Canadas leaders for the 21st century. In 2013, he received the J. B. Harkin Medal for Conservation, in 2013, he was invited to Darwin and Sydney to speak about large landscape from Kimberly to Cape and Great Eastern Ranges. During the opening ceremony of the Ninth World Wilderness Congress in Mérida, Mexico on November 6,2009, at WILD9, the first series of stamps on wilderness was initiated by the Mexican Postal Service and cancelled by the President Calderon to celebrate Tierras Sylvestres. The series celebrates five wilderness areas in Mexico, USA, Canada, Russia and South Africa and he gave the closing plenary at WILD9 which launched the global Nature Needs Half movement. Locke has been invited to engage on parks and wilderness in Europe, in 2013, he chaired the plenary session on Nature Needs Half and spoke at WILD10 in Salamanca, Spain. In 2013, Locke spoke in Ootacamund and in Mumbai, India about large landscape conservation and Nature Needs Half, Locke is a frequent keynote speaker at major conservation conferences and universities throughout North America. In 2013, he was the distinguished visiting lecturer at the University of Montana and Montana State University Institute on Ecosystems and he also served as program advisor to Tides Canada Foundation and to the Canadian Boreal Initiative. He was also senior program officer for the environment at the Henry P. Kendall Foundation in Boston, Locke was the Liberal candidate in the provincial district of Calgary-Foothills in the 1989 Alberta provincial election, narrowly losing to Progressive Conservative Pat Black. He went on to serve as President of the Alberta Liberal Party from 1995 to 1997, on September 22,2012, he won 213 of 342 ballots cast in the partys nomination contest, defeating three other candidates. Nature Needs Half, a Necessary and Hopeful Agenda for Parks and Protected Areas in Vol.58,3, Spring 2014 in Nature New South Wales, Journal of the National Parks Association of NSW, Newtown, Australia Locke H
6. Doris McCarthy – Doris McCarthy, CM, O. Ont was a Canadian artist specializing in abstracted landscapes. Born in Calgary, Alberta, McCarthy attended the Ontario College of Art from 1926 to 1930 and she became a teacher shortly thereafter and taught most frequently at Central Technical School in downtown Toronto from 1932 until she retired in 1972. McCarthy was nonetheless probably best known for her Canadian landscapes and her depictions of Arctic icebergs, in 1989, she graduated from the University of Toronto Scarborough with a B. A in English. McCarthy also penned three autobiographies, chronicling the various stages of her life, A Fool in Paradise, The Good Wine and she was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She died on November 25,2010, neither of these links is active. Official website Primary gallery representative Doris McCarthy Gallery at University of Toronto Scarborough passagesart. com
7. Nathaniel Milljour – Nathaniel Milljour is a self-taught Canadian artist, painter and sculptor from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Milljours Artwork ranges far and wide in subject matter, from architecture, to figures of incredible emotion, depth and color, as well as. Often working under his name, Studio Noire, his artwork has been featured on promotional materials. His artwork has featured on subculture gig posters for nightclubs and events across Western Canada, Toronto. He was one of the artists for the DECADEnce, a decade of gothic artwork show in Vancouver in 2008. As of 2012, Milljour was one of the contributors for the official Anne Rice fan club, The Anne Rices Vampire Lestat Fan Club. He is currently the main artist for the visuals of the Annual Vampire Lestat Ball, Artwork subject matter ranges from traditional architecture, to figures of emotion, depth and color. Often categorized into Lowbrow, he mainly uses Chiaroscuro, to create vivid Figurative images with somewhat of a Gothic, Erotic, and often Fetish flair. His artwork was chosen in 2008 by Calgary Transit for their urban renewal program and his pieces, Calgary in Green and Monoliths, both dark and foreboding surreal cityscapes of Calgary were chosen, and can be seen in both Eau Claire and on Center Street. In the summer of 2010, he was commissioned by Calgary Transit for mural paintings on 16th Avenue North. Large scale pieces of his artwork can be seen on 16th Avenue and his gig poster artwork is usually a staple in downtown Vancouver, predominantly on the heavily postered Granville Street
8. Fiona Staples – Fiona Staples is a Canadian comic book artist known for her work on books such as North 40, DV8, Gods and Monsters, T. H. U. N. D. E. R. She has been cited as one of the best artists working in the industry today and she won multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards between 2013-2015. Staples was born in Calgary, Alberta and she attended the Alberta College of Art and Design. Stapless first published work was Amphibious Nightmare, a 24-hour comic included in the About Comics anthology 24 Hour Comics Day Highlights 2005 and her first series assignment was 2006s Done to Death, working with writer Andrew Foley for Markosia. She was one of the illustrators of WildStorms Trick r Treat graphic novel and she was the penciller and inker of The Secret History of the Authority, Hawksmoor, written by Mike Costa. She also coloured Frazer Irvings art for the 2000 AD story Button Man, in March 2012 Image Comics published the first issue of Saga, an ongoing series conceived by writer Brian K. Vaughan. Staples was introduced to Vaughan by their friend, writer Steve Niles. When I opened up this file I was like, This is going to work, Staples is co-owner of Saga, who designed the cast and all the ships and alien races in the story. She also provides painted covers, and hand-letters the narration, which is the work she does after finishing the artwork on a page. In 2015, Staples and writer Mark Waid became the team for the opening three-issue story arc of Archie Comics relaunched Archie. At the beginning of her career, Staples would scan traditional drawings in and she begins with thumbnails, roughly drawn on printed paper templates. During this stage Staples gives copious thought to the layouts and staging, making it, in her words, after scanning the thumbnails, she enlarges them and uses them as rudimentary pencils, and inks over them in Manga Studio. She has said that her art distributor is perpetually disappointed in her, as fans would pay steep prices for inks and pencils. In Saga, Staples inks only the figures in pen-and-ink, using a lot of self-shot photo references to finalize the poses, which she does not use in the thumbnail stage. She then imports the art into Photoshop, which she uses to paint the backgrounds entirely in colour, to achieve a look inspired by video games and Japanese animation. At the 2012 Image Expo, Staples described the process by which she produces the art as harkening back to animation cels, in which emphasis is placed on figures, the process, according to Staples, can be time-consuming, depending on the complexity of the environment. For outdoor environments, she begins by selecting a colour palette, for pages that feature narration by the character Hazel, Staples writes the text using her own handwriting. Vaughan has stated that Stapless style has influenced the direction of the story, the organic forms of most of the series technology, for example, such as the main characters wooden rocket ship, is derived from Stapless dislike of drawing mechanical objects