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Happy 90th Birthday, Alex Colville!

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will celebrate the life and art of Canada’s best known living painter with an exhibition of selected works that will showcase his prints and sketches – an important part of Colville’s practice.


Alex Colville, Family and Rainstorm, 1955. Image: cybermuse.gallery.ca

Alex Colville
Through February 20, 2011
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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Alex Colville, Ocean Limited, 1962 Oil and synthetic resin on board and the sketch for the same painting.Image: artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

The ten prints and sketches that will be on view are designed to compliment the paintings that are already on permanent display at the gallery. It should be a good chance to see the evolution of his wonderful paintings up close.


Alex Colville, Three Girls on Wharf, 1953, Glazed casein tempera on masonite. Image: artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

By the way, there’s also an invitation-only reception this coming Saturday. For more information on the exhibition, please click HERE. For more on Alex Colville, please click HERE.

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