Alex Colville's alma mater to unveil silkscreen prints

New Brunswick's Mount Allison University says it will unveil a major donation of artwork next month by Alex Colville, the iconic Canadian artist who died in July.

Mount Allison University one of the only institutions to have complete set of Colville prints

New Brunswick's Mount Allison University says it will unveil a major donation of artwork next month by Alex Colville, the iconic Canadian artist who died in July.
Alex Colville's Black Cat is part of the collection in the Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University.

Colville studied fine arts at the university in Sackville where he later created some of his most significant works, including Nude and Dummy and Horse and Train.

The 35 silkscreen prints were donated to the school's Owens Art Gallery in the spring by Colville himself in memory of his wife, Rhoda, who died in December 2012.

Mount Allison says they are the only silkscreen prints produced by the artist, making the gallery one of the only institutions to have a complete set of Colville prints in its collection.

The first print, After Swimming, was made in 1955 while the last, Willow, was made in 2002.

Friends and members of the Colville family are expected to attend an unveiling of the artwork at a reception planned for Nov. 2 at Mount Allison.

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