Beaverbrook Art GalleryMarch 21, 20170 Comments

Collecting our Thoughts: The Walker

Born in Great Britain, John Clark (1943-1989) was a significant Canadian artist who re-invigorated a cross between figuration, narration and modernist formalism. His works are in nearly every major Canadian public collection including the NGC, AGO and VAG. His work is chronicled in all art historical accounts of art in Canada of the late 20th Century. A solo exhibition of his work was organized by and presented at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 2015 by guest curator and then-soon-to-be Senior Curator, Jeffrey Spalding.

Late in life Clark was a principal instructor at the University of Lethbridge. There, he was overwhelmed by the austere contrasts of the coulee landscape along the Oldman…

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