Graeme Ross at Ge­orgeville

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS - 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.stu­dio­ or call 819-843-9992. Stu­dio Ge­orgeville is lo­cated at 20 Carré Copp in the heart of the vil­lage of Ge­orgeville.

Pho­tos cour­tesy

Hun­dreds of Graeme Ross’ paint­ings are in pri­vate col­lec­tions.

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