Paterson Ewen was born in 1925 in Montreal, Quebec. He died in London, Ontario in 2002. He attended McGill University from 1946-47 where he studied geology, and fine arts. From 1948-50 he took classes at the School of Art and Design at the Montreal Museum of Fine, studying under Goodridge Roberts, Arthur Lismer, William Armstrong, and Jacques de Tonnancour. His earliest works of the late 1940s reveal a range of interests and, particularly, the influence of Goodridge Roberts. By the mid 1950s, he had begun a 16-year exploration of abstraction, at first with gestural and then, by 1964, with geometric forms loosely related to hard-edge painting. While in Montreal, he was tangentially connected to the artists of the Automatiste movement and became a member of the Non-Figurative Artists’ Association of Montreal, founded in 1956. In 1968, Ewen moved to London, Ontario where he taught at the Visual Arts Department of the University of Western Ontario from 1972 to 1988. Ewen began a new stage in his artistic career in 1971 when his working method and imagery changed dramatically. He started working on plywood instead of canvas, using a router to gouge out powerful images of earthbound and celestial phenomena. Paterson Ewen is represented in major museums and public galleries throughout Canada.
Foreword by Michael Gibson, Introduction by Mayo Graham
Michael Gibson Gallery
44 pages, colour illustrations, 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 in., softcover
Michael Gibson Gallery exhibition catalogue for Curnoe Ewen Falk Moppett. Our 2013 show that re-visited the original 1982 exhibition at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.
December 8 - January 11 - 2019
Canadian Watercolours December 8, 2018 – January 11, 2019 In the middle gallery for the month of December we are featuring a curated exhibition of Canadian watercolour artists. Hung salon style, the artists include: Jack Bush, AJ Casson, Paterson Ewen, Franklin Carmichael, Greg Curnoe, Roly Fenwick, Brian Jones, Dorothy Knowles, Ron Martin, Doris McCarthy, […]
October 23 - October 26 - 2015
Art Toronto — October 23-26, 2015 From October 23 – 26, Michael Gibson Gallery exhibited at Art Toronto for the 16th consecutive year. The dynamic new floor-plan, new marketing and enthusiastic collectors produced a very successful fair. Our booth featured a balance of young emerging artists – Ufuk Gueray (who we sold out), Mark Mullin, […]
March 1 - March 29 - 2014
“Art and Value II” — March 1-29, 2014 Our second annual “Art and Value” exhibition explores the question of “what gives a work of art value?” It seems that news headlines are consistently reporting: “The most expensive piece of art ever sold”, “Record-breaking art sales” or answering “Why art is a good investment”. The prices […]
April 4 - April 27 - 2013
CURNOE EWEN FALK MOPPETT — April 4 – 27, 2013 Curnoe Ewen Falk Moppett was first exhibited at the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina in 1982. Originally curated by Mayo Graham, our 2013 April exhibition revisits this important show. “When I began curating this exhibition, my first call was to Mayo Graham, […]
November 6 - November 27 - 2010
Paterson Ewen & Walter Redinger – November 6 – 27, 2010 We are pleased to present these two Canadian art icons for the second time. In November 1998 we had a two person exhibition with Paterson Ewen and Walter Redinger. Twelve years later we are honoured to exhibit a selection of both artist’s work. We […]