Graeme Ross at Georgeville
StudioGeorgeville is proud to present a solo exhibition of work by the late Graeme Ross, a wellknown Montreal artist. The show will run from Saturday, March 3, to Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Ross, a gentle, droll man who loved skiing, tennis, and the company of good friends, earned his livelihood as an animated filmmaker. He made more 300 films during his career with CBC-TV.
He devoted much of his spare time and his retirement years, however, to drawing in charcoal, and painting in both oil and gouache. He had a superb sense of colour and design. Most of his work captured the scenery in the Bas-saintLaurent region, where he had a summer home in the village of Cacouna.
A graduate of Montreal’s École des Beaux-arts and recipient of the GovernorGeneral’s award, Ross studied under Alfred Pellan and then attended the Académie Julien in Paris. In the 1970s, he taught drawing and painting at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), and at the Banff School of Fine Arts. On two occasions he had solo exhibitions at the MMFA. He also had frequent one-man shows at many prestigious Quebec galleries. Over five hundred of his paintings are held by private collectors, including Westmount City Hall, Reader’s Digest, and other institutions and corporations. In 1995 Ross won a first prize at the Biennale de Paris.
Ross died in October of 2008. As fewer and fewer of his drawings and paintings remain available, this will be Studio Georgeville’s last exhibition of his work. Visitors can see the Ross show on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, please visit www.studiogeorgeville.com or call 819-843-9992. Studio Georgeville is located at 20 Carré Copp in the heart of the village of Georgeville.
Hundreds of Graeme Ross’ paintings are in private collections.