2017 Exhibition: Celebrating 50 Years on Bartram Island
I have worked every summer for over fifty years in or near my Bartram Island studio, taking inspiration from the banded gneisses and migmatites of Georgian Bay's Thirty Thousand Islands. My prints and paintings are not just of rocks and islands but are a testament to the primordial forces that created the nucleus of the continent, the Canadian Shield. My work interprets the forces of nature as revealed on these Precambrian surfaces, made visible by the cleansing and polishing power of ice and water.
Ed Bartram 2017
ED BARTRAM was born in London, Ontario in 1938.
One of Canada's foremost painters and printmakers, Bartram received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and an M.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Toronto. Bartram was Printmaking Instructor at Central Technical School, Toronto (1971-1986) and Intaglio Instructor at The Ontario College of Art, Toronto (1985-2003).
Ed Bartram's work can be found in numerous public, corporate and private collections in North America, Europe and Asia including: Art Gallery of Hamilton; Art Gallery of Ontario; Museum London; Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound; Ernst and Young; Four Seasons Hotels; Fuji Bank, Japan; George Weston Ltd.; London Life Insurance; RBC Financial Group; Scotiabank; Sears Collection, Chicago and T.D. Financial.
Bartram's work has been exhibited extensively including a 20 year retrospective in 2001 at the Justina Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto and a solo exhibition "The Eye Within" at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in 2009.
Ed Bartram lives and works in King City, Ontario and Bartram Island, Georgian Bay and has been represented by Mira Godard Gallery for over 40 years.
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