James Wilson Morrice: The A.K. Prakash Collection in Trust to the Nation

James Wilson Morrice, Canal San Nicolò, Lido, Venice, 1904, oil on canvas, 59 x 81 cm. Gift of A.K. Prakash, J.W. Morrice Collection, 2015, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (46626) Photo: NGC / MBAC

April 12 - July 2, 2018    |    Regular Exhibition

Taking visitors on a three-decade journey of collecting, this exhibition in the Masterpiece in Focus series explores the relationship between collector A. K. Prakash and his artist of choice, James Wilson Morrice, weaving the intricate story of the artist with that of the collector. Pioneering a fresh and vibrant use of colour, and known for his delicate handling of paint on small-scale wooden pochades, Morrice played a vital role in advancing modern artistic trends in Canada and abroad at the turn of the 20th century. The stories around his widespread travels and rise to fame as one of Canada’s most beloved modernist painters are shared through the passion of an avid collector who was determined to understand, celebrate and preserve the artist’s legacy for all Canadians.

 

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada


Presented with the exceptional support of:

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s presentation of James Wilson Morrice: The A.K. Prakash Collection in Trust to the Nation is further supported by the Harriet Irving Endowment.