The Canadian Art Database

John Hartman


1973        Bachelor of Arts, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.
1986­96   Instructor, Painting, Part -Time Faculty, Georgian College, Barrie, ON.


1995-97   With Minimal Means: John Hartman Prints 1985-1995, McMaster Museum of Art.
               Hamilton, ON. Curated by Kim Ness and circulated nationally to Art Gallery of
               Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s; Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound,
               Ontario; Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, Ontario; Art Gallery of
               Windsor, Windsor, ON; University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario; Carleton
               University Art Gallery, Ottawa. ON.
               A related exhibition at University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. Lethbridge, AB. 1997.
1995        Canadier i Kobenhavn, Galerie Leif Jensen, Copenhagen
1995        John Hartman. The Prints, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1995        John Hartman: New Work,  Hart Gallery. London. England.
1995        Mount of Paradise, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1995        The Wrecking of the Midland Simcoe Elevator, Huronia Museum and Gallery of Art,
               Midland, ON.
1995        John Hartman, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1993        Painting the Bay. Recent Work by John Hartman, McMichael Canadian Art
               Collection, Kleinburg, ON.
1993        John Hartman, olie, pastel, glas grafik, Galerie Abuser, Koge, Denmark.
1993        John Hartman: 61 auf Leinwand, Pastel, Lithographic, Galerie Schroder und Dorr Bergisch,        
               Gladbach, Germany.
1993        John Hartman: Recent Paintings, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB.
1993        John Hartman: Narrative Landscapes, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1992        Fired Light: The Glass Paintings of John Hartman from the Workshop of Lars Frese,
               Copenhagen, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, ON.
               Circulated to MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON.
1991        Expulsion from Paradise. an Allegory, 49th Parallel, New York, U.S.A.
1991        The Big Picture, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1991        John Hartman: drypoint, lithograph and pastel, Christina Parker Fine Ails, St. John´s.        
1990        New works on Paper, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1990        Recent Paintings, The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, ON.
               Circulated to the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON.
1990        Landscape Implications, Lynnwood Arts Centre, Lindsay, Ontario
1989        La mer douce, Gadatsy Gallery, Port Dover, Ontario
1988        Invisible stories - a series of four one-person exhibitions, Embassy Cultural House,        
               London, ON. Curated by Kim Moodie.
1988        John Hartman, Maleri, Galeri Marius, Copenhagen.
1988        John Hartman, Nord Canada/ Usynlige Historier, Galeri Marius, Copenhagen.
1988        The North: Life on the Edge, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON.
              Curated by Dorothy Farr)
1988        The North/ Invisible Stories, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1988        John Hartman: Prints and Drawings, Broadview Gallery, Peterborough, ON.
               to Ring House Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton;Stewart Hall, Pointe Claire;
               SAW Gallery, Ottawa (1986).
1987        Macdonald-Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON.
1987        Job´s Garden, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1987        Jacob´s Ladder, Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, ON.
1986        Return to Paradise, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1985        Highway 69 drawings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1985        Drawings, paintings and colour drypoint engravings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1984        Recent Works, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1984        Paintings and works on paper, La Galerie Shayne, Montreal, QC.
1984        John Hartman, Paintings and drawings, Ethel Flavelle Gallery, Lindsay, ON.
1983        Peintures et oeuvres sur papier, La Galerie Shayne, Montreal, QC.
1983        Wendake drawings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1983        John Hartman: New Paintings and Drawings, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON.
               Curated by Glen Cumming.
1982        New Works, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1981        Paintings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1981        Works on Paper, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1980        Recent Landscape Drawings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1979        Recent Drawings, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1972        John Hartman, Trinity College, University of Toronto, ON.


1996-97    RE-discovering the Landscape of the Americas, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe,
               New Mexico Curated by Alan Gusow, circulated to Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus
               Christi, U.S.A. Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, Rochester,
               New York, U.S.A.
1996        Imagining Eden, Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. Curated by Tim Nowlin.
1996        Art ’96, Hart Gallery, London, England.
1995        Selected Works from the Collection of Daniel Donovan, Art Gallery of Hamilton,
               Hamilton, ON.
1995        The Terminal Project, Artworks, Collingwood, ON.
1995        Small, Medium, Large, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John´s, Newfoundland.
1994        Return to Paradise: Contemporary Views of the Land by Canadian Artists,
               Edmonton Art Gallery, AB.
1994        Reflecting Paradise, Howe Oil Tower, Calgary, AB.
1994        John Hartman, Dan Hudson, Tim Zuck: Recent Works, West Parry Sound District Museum,
               Parry Sound, ON.
1994        Contemporary Canadian Works from the Collection of the Art Gallery,
               University of Lethbridge, AB. Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, North York Curated by
               Glen Cumming.
1994        A Public Responsibility: The OMERS Collection, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery,
               Owen Sound.
1994        Hidden Values: Canadian Corporations Collect, McMichael Canadian Art Collection,
               Kleinburg, ON.
1994        Paintings, Sculptures and Studio Ceramics, Hart Gallery, London, England.
1994        Seattle Art Fair (with Canadian Art Galleries), Seattle, Washington.
1994        The Book as Art, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, On.
1993        Reflecting Paradise, Lotte Gallery, Seoul, South Korea. Exhibition travelled to
               Dong Ah Gallery, Teagu; KBS, Pusan, South Korea; Nam Do Cultural Centre, Kwangju,
               South Korea.
1993        Abstraction: Which Way From Here?, Canada Trust Tower, Calgary, AB.
               curated by Jeffrey Spalding.
1993        FIAC Edition, with Editions Copenhagen, Grand Palais, Paris, France.
1993        Art Multiple, with Editions Copenhagen, Dusseldorf.
1992        Legal Perspective, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON.
1992        Peoples’ Art: XXX Anniversary Exhibition, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1992        The Georgian Bay Experience, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON.
               Curated by Eve Baxter.
1992        The Print Defined, The Blyth Festival Art Gallery, Blyth, ON.
1991        Myth and Meaning, Georgian College Campus Gallery, Barrie, ON.
1990        Notes from Eden, Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, ON.
1989        Hartman, Thauberger & de Niverville, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1989        Glaskunst og Billege, Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro, Denmark.
1988        Glaskunst og Billege, Galeri Brandt, Fredensborg, Denmark.
1988        Barrie Gallery Project, Barrie Regional Gallery, Barrie, ON.
1987        Drawing Conclusions, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1987        Alumni exhibition, McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON.
1987        Historical perspectives - two approaches, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON.
1984        Kanada, Maler um Midland, Kulturhaus, WetzIar, West Germany.
1983        Hagen, Hartman, Marchessault & Cullen, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1982        Inscape ­ Outscape, McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON.
1981        Small Works on Paper, Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1981        Alumni Exhibition, McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON.
1980        Group Exhibition, National Exhibition Centre, Thunder Bay, ON.
1977        Larmand-Pirosko, Gibbon, Hartman, McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON.
1974        Editions I Exhibition, Aggregation Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1974        Editions I Exhibition, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON.
1974        Editions I Exhibition, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON.
1974        Editions I Exhibition, Wells Gallery, Ottawa, ON.


1995-96   Lynde Creek Mouth and Oriental Lily, Whitby Psychiatric Hospital, Whitby, ON.
               (Government of Ontario Art Collection).
1990-91   Expulsion from Paradise/ Return to Paradise, The Canadian High Commission Chancery,
               Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (Department of Foreign Affairs).

Note: an asterisk (*) following an entry indicates an exhibition catalogue or brochure.

Art Dealer’s Lawsuit Dismissed. The Globe and Mail, p. C8. Toronto, 31 January 1992.
Algie, Jim. Exhibit touches on contemporary life. The Sun Time, Owen Sound, ON. 1990.
Landscape Art Has a Revival. The Sun Times, Owen Sound, ON. 3 July 1992.
Andreae, Janice, and Maggie Mitchell. Notes from Eden. Owen Sound, ON. Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, 1990.*
Anon. Review of Georgian Bay. Canadian Materials 18, no. 2 March 1990.
Anon. Review of Georgian Bay. Quill and Quire,Toronto 55, no. 10 October 1989.
Armour, Douglas. Hartman Exhibit a study in Colour. Free Press, p. 8. 21 September 1984.
Bale, Doug. Glass painter sees light. The London Free Press (London, Ontario), 6 October 1992.
Barton, Penny. Hartman at Flavelle Gallery. The Lindsay Daily Post, Lindsay, ON. 17 February 1983. Barton, Penny. Hartman at Flavelle Gallery. The Lindsay Daily Post, Lindsay, ON. 17 February 1984. Blodgett, Jean, and Jeffery Spalding. Painting the Bay: Recent Work by John Hartman: Kleinburg, ON. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1993.*
Bodner, Debra. Canada: Hearn/ Kelly Printing Co., 1990.*
Brown, Hugh. Area artist breaks with tradition. Barrie Advance, p. 15. Barrie, ON. 11 December 1992.
Chung, Susan. Exhibit Showcases Elevator, Free Press, p. 7. 12 February 1993.
Doyle, Wayne. John Hartman´s Dreams Become Painted Reality, Barrie Examiner, ON. 23 Nov. 1990.
Farr, Dorothy. The North: Life on the Edge, Kingston, ON. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, pp. 29-35. 1988.*
Fired Light, The Fired-Glass Paintings of John Hartman from the Workshop of Lars Frese, Copenhagen, Denmark. London, Ontario: London Regional Art and Historical Museums, 1992.*  
Gauthier, Ninon. Quelques nouveaux talents à découvrir, Finance, 20 June 1983.
Hannam, Lisa. John Hartman: The Story-Teller of Land and People, Between the Lines 7, no. 4 Nov. 1995. Hart, Matthew. Focus on John Hartman, Canadian Art  6, no. 3, Fall 1989.
Hartman, John. Georgian Bay. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1989.
The Peaceable Kingdom Of Gilbert Desrochers. Kleinburg, ON. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1991.*
Recent Work. Ta Panta 3, no. 1, 11, 16-18, 20. 1986.
Second Nature: An Exhibition of New Pastoral Art. Barrie, ON. Barrie Gallery Project, 1988.*
W.J. Wood: Graphics. East Georgian Bay Historical Journal, Meaford, ON. 1981.
Barry Wilmont. Pale Ports of Amber. Toronto/ Copenhagen: Pavillon Neuf, 1991.
Christine Boyanoski. W.J Wood: Paintings and Graphics. Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983.*
Florence Vale. A Couch Of Grass. Toronto: Five Publishers, 1993.
John Hartman, Montreal Gazette, 29 September 1984.
Hatt, Gordon. John Hartman: Recent Paintings. Cambridge, ON.The Library and Gallery, 1990.*
Hujer, Elaine. A Journey of Self- Discovery, McMaster Times, pp. I, 24.Hamilton, ON. Winter 1996.
Inglis, Grace. Artist inspired by northern history. The Courier, p. 8. 18 October 1983.
Book Review: Pale Ports of Amber. Extension Toronto I, no. 2 Fall 1991.
History on Display in Dundas. The Hamilton Spectator, 17 January 1987.
A Remarkable New Landscape Style. The Hamilton Spectator, 24 September 1983.
Return to Paradise, John Hartman´s Pictorial Narratives. McMaster Times Digest, Winter 1987.
Three Artists make a Stimulating Show. The Hamilton Spectator, 25 September 1982.
Izaj. Glodende Canadier. Dagbladet, p. 5. 13 August 1993.
Jesperson, Gunnar. Experimenter med Glaskunsten. Politiken, Denmark, p. 4 Section 2. 5 January 1989.
Keele, A.T. Ein Brennpunkt der Melancholie zwischen heiteren Postkarten. Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung, 28 July 1984.
Legal Perspective: Selected Works from the Collection of Osler, Hoskin, and Harcourt. Canada Group Exhibition. Kleinburg, ON. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1992.*
Lychak, Tina. Hartman´s Imprint at the McMaster Gallery. The Silhouette, Hamilton, ON. p. 6. Nov 1995. Mahoney, Jeff. McMaster exhibits ´aggressively primitive´ work. The Hamilton Spectator, p. 14. 18
Nov 1995.
Mays, John Bentley. John Hartman and Joseph Halmy at Gadatsy Gallery. The Globe and Mail, Toronto,
p. E3. 4 November 1983.
McKnight, Claudia. These Paintings are a Narrative of a Land and Its People. Huronia Sunday, Barrie, ON.
p. 20. 16 December 1990.
Milligan, Anna. Artist Draws from Land, its History. The Packet, p. 3. 9 July 1983.
Milroy, Sarah. The Great Canadian Printmaking Competition. Canadian Art, Spring 1995.
Moldovsky, Mitch. New Drawings- Drawing Conclusions at John B. Aird Gallery. Art Post, Toronto, April/ May 1987.
Moodie, Kim. Invisible Stories. London, ON. Embassy Cultural House, 1988.*
Myth and Meaning. Barrie, ON. Interim Gallery, Barrie Campus, Georgian College, 1991. *
Ness, Kim. With Minimal Means: John Hartman Prints, 1985-1995. Hamilton, ON. McMaster Museum of Art, 1995.*
The Print Defined: An Exhibition of Hand-pulled Artists’ Prints. Blyth, ON. Blyth Festival Art Gallery, 1992.* Rule, Bernadette. John Hartman: Creating Lasting Impressions with a Few Lines. View, 16-22 Nov. 1995. Sandiford, Judith, and Ronald Weirs. John Hartman" Workscene, Toronto, 1, no. 2 Sept/ Oct 1989. Simiana, Jane. Canvasses explore Huronia´s roots. Free Press, 18 July 18 1984.
Skelton, Eric. Painter Honoured as one of Canada´s best Free Press, p. C 1. 31 October 1993.
Sorensen, Ann Lumbye. Glaskunst og Billede. Holstebro, Denmark Hostebro Kunstmuseum, 1988. Suedfeld, Michael. Manscapes Combine Technology and Nature. Huronia Sunday, Barrie, ON. Nov 26 1989. Walma, Mark. Broad Brush, Tiny Details Emerge from Artist´s Bold Canvases. Cambridge Times, Cambridge, ON. p. B7. 7 November 1990,


1995        First prize, Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, sponsored by Ernst & Young and        
               administered by Canadian Art magazine. (for Manitou Dock)
1994        Distinguished Alumni Award. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.
1994        Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
1992        Visual Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
1990        Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
1988        Project Grant, Canada Council.
1984        Short-Term Grant, Canada Council.
1983        Short-Term Grant, Canada Council.
1980        Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
1979        Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
1974        Winner, Editions I Printmaking Competition, Ontario Arts Council.


Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON.
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON.
Georgian College, Barrie, ON.
La Galerie d´Art, Stewart Hall, Pointe Claire, QC.
Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, ON.
London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, ON.
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON.
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON.
National Library of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
Ring House Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton.
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON.
Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON.
University of Calgary Library, Calgary, AB.
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB.


Bank of Nova Scotia, Hong Kong.
Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto.
Blake Cassels & Graydon, Toronto.
Bunting, Warburg Inc. Toronto.
Ciba Geigy, Toronto.
Davies, Ward & Beck, Toronto.
Ernst & Young, Toronto.
Esso Resources Canada Limited, Calgary, AB.
Gowling, Strathy & Henderson, Toronto.
Hewlett-Packard, Toronto. 
Household Financial Corporation Limited, Toronto.
Imperial Oil Limited, Toronto.
Lac Minerals, Toronto.
Lenczner, Slaght, Royce, Smith & Griffin, Toronto.
McLean-Hunter Ltd., Toronto.
McCarthy Tétrault, Toronto.
McMillan Binch, Toronto.
Moffis/ Rose/ Legett, Toronto.
Nesbitt Burns, Toronto.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto.
Petro-Canada, Ottawa, ON.
Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto.
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Toronto.
SunLife Trust, Toronto.
Swiss Bank Corporation, Toronto.
Toronto-Dominion Bank, Toronto.
Trimark Investments Management Inc., Toronto.