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Saskatoon artist Eli Bornstein inducted into Order of Canada

Some of the artist's major works can be found at the Winnipeg International Air Terminal, the Wascana Centre Authority building, and the Canadian Light Source building.  

Bornstein was born in U.S., moved to Saskatoon in 1950

Saskatoon-based artist Eli Bornstein. (University of Saskatchewan photo)

A Saskatoon artist has been officially inducted into the Order of Canada.

Eli Bornstein was born in the United States, but moved to Saskatoon in 1950, working as a teacher for several years at the University of Saskatchewan.

Bornstein is known for his three-dimensional reliefs that combine space, structure and colour. Some of his major works can be found at the Winnipeg International Air Terminal, the Wascana Centre Authority building, and the Canadian Light Source building.  

Previously, the artist said he's honoured by the recognition, but it's not really what drives his work. 

"An artist works not just for recognition because that sort of comes and goes," he said. "And it doesn't always come to lots of deserving people."

Bornstein also founded The Structurist, an art journal regarded highly in the art world.

A ceremony with the Governor General took place Wednesday.

With files from CBC News

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