McMaster Museum of Art receives “extraordinary” gift of 250 plus works – McMaster Daily News

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2018179 Views

The McMaster Museum of Art has received an exceptional collection of more than 250 pieces of art, including works by internationally renowned First Nations and Inuit artists, among many others.

Douglas Davidson, professor emeritus of biology, recently gifted his extensive collection of art to the Museum, which includes works by acclaimed artist Norval Morrisseau, widely considered to be the grandfather of modern Indigenous art, and Kenojuak, one of the best known and most celebrated Inuit artists of the last 50 years.

“We are grateful for this extraordinary gift, a testament to Douglas’s enduring passion for art and scholarship, and his discerning eye,” said Carol Podedworny, Director and Chief Curator, McMaster Museum of Art.

Included in the collection are European and post-War modern prints by various artists such as Karel Appel, Milton Avery, Corneille (Dutch “Cobra” artist), Alan Davie, Stanley Hayter, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Pasmore, Georges Rouault, and Antonio Saura; Canadian post-1960 works by David Blackwood, John Hartman, Toni Onley, Jack Shadbolt; plus Canadian stage design drawings, works by American artist Leonard Baskin, and an engraving by 18thcentury master, Tiepolo.

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