TOM FORRESTALL was born in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia in 1936 and studied
with Alex Colville and Lawren P. Harris at Mount Allison University, graduating in 1958.
Throughout his career, Forrestall has received many awards and honours including
Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts (1973), Order of Canada (1986), and
the 125th Anniversary of Canada Medal (1992).
Tom Forrestall's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous
solo and group exhibitions including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax;
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick;
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (retrospective).
His work is found in numerous international private, corporate, and public collections
including Art Gallery of Hamilton; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Art Gallery of Ontario;
Beaverbrook Art Gallery; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia;
Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa;
National Gallery of Hungary, Budapest; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick;
Winnipeg Art Gallery; Irving Oil; McCain Foods; Rideau Hall, Ottawa;
RBC Financial Group; Scotiabank, and Via Rail.
Tom Forrestall lives and works in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and is represented exclusively
by Mira Godard Gallery.
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