Dianna Witte Gallery
Dimensions: 27" x 37"
Medium: Oil and Acrylic on Panel
Courtesy of Dianna Witte Gallery and the Artist
Leeanne Weld of Johnston Daniel has generously committed to a matching gift equivalent to the hammer price of this lot, up to a maximum of $4,000.
Douglas Walker was born in 1958 in Brockville, Ontario. He rose to prominence in the Toronto art world of the 1980s and was included in 'Tributes and Tributaries,' the AGO's survey show of that period. He recently toured 'Other Worlds'; an exhibition of large paper paintings that was shown at six museums across Canada. In 2015, he completed two large blue and white glass tile murals for the City of Markham. He has also exhibited at the ICA in London, in New York at the DIA Art Foundation, and the 49th Parallel. In Toronto he has shown at the AGO, the PowerPlant, the Art Gallery at Harbourfront, MOCCA, YYZ and Mercer Union. Canadian exhibition venues include the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Dunlop Art Gallery. Walker was the focus of a travelling mid-career retrospective, curated by The Mendel Art gallery, and an overview of his career was featured at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. Many of the above exhibitions were accompanied by a catalogue. Douglas’s work is included in many important public and private collections including The National Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Mendel Art Gallery, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, The Kitchener- Waterloo Gallery, The Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, The Edmonton Gallery, The University of Lethbridge and The University of Toronto. He has received awards from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. Douglas lives and works in Toronto.