Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
MAY 24 - AUGUST 24, 2014
Curated from this, Masterworks focuses on exquisite and valuable paintings by important old masters, as well as by seminal artists in the history of Canadian art.
Presented here are 75 paintings by world- renowned artists from the fifteenth to twentieth century. These include Eugène Delacroix's haunting Lady Macbeth Sleepwalking (1850), Henri Matisse's ink study Leda (1945) and three works by surrealist master Salvador Dalí, including the 13.9' x 10.6' Santiago El Grande (1957) - a painting so large that Glenbow constructed a custom cove to accommodate its proportions. Prominent historical Canadian artists in the exhibition include Emily Carr, Lawren Harris and J.W. Morrice, among many others.
Lord Beaverbrook enlisted numerous international art experts to advise him on key acquisitions. Inclusive of the work of prominent and promising painters of his day whom he befriended and supported, he directed his charitable foundations (the Beaverbrook (UK) Foundation and the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation) in acquiring works of art of only the very best quality.
Glenbow is proud to exhibit this remarkable collection for the first time in Canada outside of the Beaverbrook Gallery in Fredericton.
Organized and circulated by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with the support of the Museums Assistance Program at Canadian Heritage, presenting sponsor TD Bank Group and supporting sponsor McInnes Cooper.
Supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program/ Avec l'appui du ministere du Patrimoine canadien par le biais du programme d'Indemnisation pour les exposition itinerantes au Canada.