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Artist Jack Bush on colour and his painting style

The Story

Jack Bush is a painter in the style of "post-painterly abstraction", and the secret of his success is his use of colour. As for viewing art that many aren't used to seeing, his advice is simple: "Just go with an open mind and just let the canvas talk to them." In this 1977 radio interview, Bush joins Morningside hosts Harry Brown and Maxine Crook to discuss the soon-to-tour retrospective show of his work currently at the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

Broadcast Medium: Radio
Program: Morningside
Broadcast Date: Sept. 20, 1977
Interviewers: Harry Brown, Maxine Crook
Guest: Jack Bush
Duration: 8:09
Photo Credit: Artist Jack Bush painting at an easel (detail), C 3-1-0-0-93, Archives of Ontario

Did You know?

• Jack Bush was born John Hamilton Bush in Toronto on Mar. 20, 1909 and he died January 24, 1977.

• Bush was one of the founding members of a group known as Painters Eleven. The other members were Harold Town, Kazuo Nakamura, Oscar Cahén, Hortense Gordon, Thomas Hodgson, Alexandra Luke, William Ronald, Walter Yarwood, Jock Macdonald and Ray Mead. Painters Eleven is credited with bringing abstract-style painting to Canada from New York City. The group formed in 1953, and in 1954 they had their first exhitibition at the Roberts Gallery in Toronto. They disbanded in 1960.



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