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Tour of Alex Colville at the AGO

He honed his skills as an artist on the battlefields of World War II, but Alex Colville is best remembered for his vivid portraits of the people and landscapes of the Maritimes, the corner of the country he called home....
Colville, who died last July in his home in Wolfville, N.S., is known for his moody and hyper-realist creations, like the 1960 triptych Athletes. He painted personal subject matter, drawing inspiration from the world around him. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
  He honed his skills as an artist on the battlefields of World War II, but    Alex Colville is best remembered for his vivid portraits of the people and landscapes of the Maritimes, the corner of the country he called home. 

The Art Gallery of Ontario is host to a new exhibit of Colville's works, the largest number of his paintings ever assembled in one place.  Goose Lane Editions of New Brunswick has produced an accompanying book, titled  Colville.

  Michael toured the exhibit with Director and CEO  Matthew Teitelbaum

  You may wish to view this slide show as you listen to the audio.


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