Ken Christopher

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Ken Christopher was born in Saskatchewan in 1942, and perhaps it was his prairie upbringing which inspired his keen interest and understanding of the natural environment. Whether he is painting in Alberta, New Mexico or New Hampshire, Christopher's exuberant use of paint and brushwork magically creates a sense of place and space, capturing the essence of each of his uniquely appealing locations. He is one of country's most important contemporary landscape painters with work that is at once figurative and abstract. His brush strokes are bold and vigorous, evocative of both the land and his own joy of painting. Ken Christopher has been included in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions across Canada, including the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. His works can be found in important collections including the Prime Minister's residence, the Canada Council Art Bank, Xerox Canada, Shell Canada,

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Ken  Christopher Trees Dancing

Trees Dancing


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Ken  Christopher Trees Dancing
Trees Dancing

 
Ken  Christopher Buffalo Jump
Buffalo Jump

 
Ken  Christopher Rocky Mountain Aspens - Millarville Area
Rocky Mountain Aspens - Millarville Area

 
Ken  Christopher Valley Road
Valley Road

 
Ken  Christopher High Grass
High Grass

 

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Ken  Christopher

Ken Christopher

Ken Christopher Biography

Education

Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

Selected Exhibitions

Alberta Art Foundation, traveling exhibition, Canada and Japan
Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
Buschlen Mowatt Fine Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia
Contemporary 88, Winter Olympics, Calgary, Alberta
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Emma Lake '79, traveling exhibition
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario
Los Angeles International Art Fair, Los Angeles, California
National Arts Center, Ottawa, Ontario
Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Alberta
Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary, Alberta

Selected Collections

Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton
Bank of Montreal
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Canadian Embassy, New York
Canadian Pacific, Calgary
Carmanah resources, Calgary
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa
Deutsche Bank, Toronto
Edmonton Art Gallery
Energy Resources Conservation Board
Esso Resources
Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Gulf Canada
Howard Mackie, Calgary
Husky Oil
Imperial Oil, Toronto
Macleod Dixon, Calgary
Xerox Canada
Pan Alberta Gas, Calgary
PanCanadian Petroleum, Calgary
Peters & Co., Calgary
PetroCanada Petroleum, Calgary
Poco Petroleums, Calgary
Prime Minister of Canada's Collection, Ottawa
Royal Bank of Canada
Security Pacific Bank of Canada
Shell Canada
Texaco Canada
Trimac, Calgary
University of Calgary
Westaim Corporation, Calgary
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff

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