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Gertrude Kearns

Toronto, Ontario



Gertrude has worked both officially and unofficially as a Canadian War Artist for over two decades. She is war artist in residence at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Toronto.

In progress since 2006 are two parallel bodies of work predominantly about the nature of command and soldiering in the current Afghanistan Mission: an extensive group of Canadian Forces portraits and the related series of fine art texted Canadian Defense War Prints pertaining to each subject.

Her works are in private and institutional collections in Canada including The War Art Collection, Canadian War Museum; The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; and the Department of National Defense. She is represented in numerous Defense and Contemporary Art publications including Magenta's 2008 CARTE BLANCHE vol 2, Painting.


Interviews
Gertrude Kearns: The Art of Command
Persian Review, Vol.2 Issue 3, 2016

Gertrude Kearns, artiste de guerre (en fran├žais).
Nicolas Laffont, 45eNord.ca, May 27, 2013

Video
Two Sittings in February, Eric Morse, 2009

Article
Contributing to the Legacy: Gertrude Kearns, The Art of Command, and the Developing Memory of the Afghan WarDr. Craig Leslie Mantle, On Track, Autumn, 2001

Exhibitions
The Art of Command [Installation photos]
Founders Gallery, The Military Museums, Calgary
July 5-October 30, 2016

Gertrude Kearns: The Art of Command [Catalogue]
Portraits and Posters from Canada's Afghan Mission
Fort York Visitor Centre, Toronto
March 5 - June 14, 2015

Gertrude Kearns: Abstract Works 1989-1992 [Catalogue]
The Drawers - Headbones Gallery, Toronto
September 8 - November 1, 2007


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