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Roger Savage, R.C.A.

EDUCATION

1941         Born in Windsor, Ontario
1946-59    Early education: Halifax; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
1963         B.F.A. Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
1964-65    Independent painting, drawing, Malaga, Spain
1966-68    Art specialist in Montreal school system (PSGBM)
1969         Resumed full-time independent art work. Resides in Liverpool.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2000         Watercolours- Nova Scotia, Bavaria, Thuringia, Savage Gallery
1999         Aquarell- Impressionen von Weimar, Weimarer Malschule, Weimar, Germany
1999         Roger Savage: Thirty Years of Print Making, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
1998         Watercolours & Drawings, Savage Gallery, Liverpool
1997         Landscape Watercolours, Savage Gallery
1996         Watercolours, Serigraphs & Lithos, Savage Gallery
1995         Bermuda Watercolours, Savage Gallery
1995         The Berkshires, Savage Gallery
1994         Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Savage Gallery
1993         Arctic and Other Watercolours, Savage Gallery, Liverpool
1993         Madeira Watercolours, Savage Gallery, Liverpool
1993         Bermuda Revisited, Savage Gallery, Liverpool
1993         Watercolours, Drawings and Prints, Savage Gallery, Liverpool
1992         Arctic Watercolours, Savage Gallery, Liverpool
1992         Bermuda Watercolours, Savage Gallery, Liverpool
1992         Watercolours, Drawings and Prints, Savage Gallery, Liverpool
1991         Blumen, Pflanzen, Landschaften, Palmengarten, Frankfurt
1991         Serigraphs, Lithographs, Galerie in der Berliner Volksbank, Berlin
1990         Aquarelles, Lithographs, Centre de Congres, Montreux, Switzerland
1989         Watercolours from Crete, Soho Gallery, Halifax
1986         Colores de Colombia, Gallery Studio 21, Halifax
1986         Instituto de Cultura y Bellas Arles, Tunja, Colombia
1981         Jesuitenkirche Galerie, Aschaffenburg, W. Germany
1981         FGK Gallei, Visby, Sweden
1981         Roger Savage - Prints:, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
1979         Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax (national tour 1979 -81)
1976         Eye Level Gallery, Halifax
1974         Third International Graphic Biennial, Frechen, W. Germany
1974         Peggy´s Cove Syndrome, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax
1974         Nine Out of Ten, Art Gallery of Hamilton
1973         Graphic 8 Galleries, Calgary
1973         Tenth Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1972         New Talent in Printmaking, Marlborough-Godard Galleries, Toronto, Montreal
1972         Third British International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK
1971         Society of Canadian Painters, Etchers and Engravers, London , ON
1970         Neate Gallery, Halifax
1969         Magic Realism in Canada, University of Waterloo, University of Guelph
1969         Neate Gallery, Halifax
1969         New Images from Canada, Banfer Gallery, New York City

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1999         Century of Canadian Drawings, Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
1999         Last Picture Show, Art Collectors Club, Winnipeg, MB
1998         World Print Survey Truman State University, Kirksville, MI, USA
1998         Print Types Indiana Hills Community College, Ottumwa, 10, USA
1997         Repetitious Images, St. Francis Xavier Univ., Antigonish, NS
1997         Art Collectors´ Club, Winnipeg, MB
1997         Print Types, Abeline Texas University, Abeline, TX, USA
1996         Consortium Prints Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph, MO, USA
1996         Print Types, Art Institute, Odessa, TX, USA
1995         North of the Border´, Wiregrass Mus. of Art, Dothan, AL, USA
1994         Third Edition, Mt. St. Vincent Univ. Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S.
1994         Print Types, Chadron State College, Chadron, NE, USA
1994         Print Types, Central College, Pella, IA
1993         N.S. Printmakers Assoc. Juried Print Show, Acadia Univ. Art Gallery, Wolfvilfe
1993         Wolfville Collects, Acadia Univ. Art Gallery, Wolfville
1992         Canadian Printmakers, Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph, MO
1992         Kanadensiskt, Gotlands Konst Museum, Visby, Sweden
1992         Konstmuseum, Visby, Sweden
1992         Print Types, Owatoma Art Center, Minn., USA
1992         Gallery 454, Winnipeg
1990         Living Proof, N.S. Printmakers Association, St.Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS
1990         Affiniy with Nature, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri, USA
1989         Kontsmuseum, Visby, Sweden
1989         Atque Ars, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, N13
1988         Gallery 454, Winnipeg
1988         Living Nature Vivant´88, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Ottawa
1988         Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish, NS
1988         Queens County Museum, Liverpool, NS
1988         Woodlands and Wildlife, Bowater Mersey Exh., Windsor, NS
1987         RCA Printmakers, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
1986         Visual Facts ´86, Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax
1985         Willows Gallery, Canning, NS
1984         Advisor´s Choice I, Printmaking Council of New Jersey, USA
1984         Henry Chauncey Center, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
1983         Atlantic Print Exhibition, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, touring
1982         Art for All, Art Gallery of Windsor, ON
1982         Printmaker´s ´82, Art Rental Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1982         Prints ´82, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catherine´s, ON
1980         Arts East´80, Maritime Art Association, touring
1980         Gallery One, Moncton, NB
1980         Landmark Galleries, Fredericton, NB
1979         Fourth Dalhousie Drawing Exhibition, Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax
1978         International of Drawings, Christchurch, New Zealand
1977         50 Canadian Drawings, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton
1977         Print Nova Scotia, Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax
1977         Atlantic Coast: An Illustrated Journal, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1977         Mosaicart: XXI Olympiad Montreal
1975         Eighth Burnaby Biennial of Edition Art, Burnaby Art Gallery
1974         Second Norsk International Graphic Bienial, Fredrikstad, Norway
1974         Third International Graphic Biennial, Frechen, W. Germany
1974         Peggy´s Cove Syndrome, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax
1974         Nine Out of Ten, Art Gallery of Hamilton
1973         Tenth Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1972         New Talent in Printmaking, Marlborough-Godard Galleries, Toronto, Montreal
1974         Third British International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK
1971         Society of Canadian Painters, Etchers and Engravers, London , ON
1969         Magic Realism in Canada, University of Waterloo, University of Guelph
1969         New Images from Canada, Banfer Gallery, New York City

COMMISSIONS

1997         Queens General Hospital Foundation, Liverpool, N.S.
1997         Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa
1998         Liverpool International Theatre Festival, Liverpool, N.S.
1996         Liverpool International Theatre Festival, Liverpool, N.S.
1994         Liverpool International Theatre Festival, Liverpool, N.S.
1992         Liverpool International Theatre Festival, Liverpool, N.S.
1989         Royal Bank of Canada, Liverpool, N.S.
1985         Halifax Sheraton Hotel
1985         Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Capital Campaign
1981         Royal Canadian Mint, Canada $100 gold "0 Canada" commemorative coin
1981         Bowater Mersey Paper Company, Liverpool
1979         Nova Scotia Logo, Canada Winter Games
1978         Royal Canadian Mint, Canada $100 gold "Unity" commemorative coin

COLLECTIONS

Public Collections
Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S.
Art Centre, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
Athabasca University, Edmonton
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
City of Berlin, Germany
City of Dartmouth, N.S.
City of Wolfsburg, Germany
Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Dalhousie University, Halifax
Foothills Collection, Calgary
Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Gotlands Kommun, Visby, Sweden
Health and Welfare Canada, Halifax
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto
New Brunswick Museum, Saint John
Nova Scotia Art Bank, Halifax
Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, N.B.
Seneca College, Willowdale, Ontario
St. Mary´s University, Halifax
Stadtgemeinde Liestal, Switzerland
´Stornaway´, Canadiana Fund (National Capital Comm.), Ottawa
Tatamagouche Centre, N.S.
University of Alberta, Health Science Centre, Calgary
University of Waterloo, Ontario
White Mountain Academy of the Arts, Elliot lake, ON
Private and Corporate Collections
Alberta Gas Trunk Line, Calgary
Alcan, Toronto
Arthur Anderson and Co., Toronto
Bank of Montreal, Halifax
Banque Paribas de Canada, Montreal
Blake Cassels and Graydon, Toronto
Blois & Nickerson, Halifax
Bolands Ltd., Halifax
Bowater Mersey Paper Company, Liverpool
Canada News-Wire, Halifax
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto
Canadian Pacific, Montreal
Canadian Utilities, Calgary
Canadian Western Natural Gas, Calgary
Central Trust, Halifax
Chateau Halifax Hotel
Chateau Paints, Montreal
Citibank Canada, Toronto
Claridge Collection, Montreal
Clarkson Gordon Company, Calgary
CN Explorations, Calgary
Control Data Incorporated, Mississauga
Coopers and Lybrand Ltd., Calgary
Corona Resources, Toronto
Crosbie Offshore, St. John´s, NfId.
CS Management, Toronto
Cyanamid, Toronto
Davison Seamone Rickard Adams Architects, Hfx
Dover Park Development, Toronto
ESSO Resources, Calgary
Ezra and Wolverton, Toronto
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Chicago
G-V. Martin and Associates, Toronto
General Motors Corp, Detroit
Gietty Mines, Toronto
GMC Investors Corp., Toronto
Goodman and Goodman, Toronto
Gulf Canada, Calgary
Harries, Houser, Toronto
Hercules Canada, Toronto
Himont, Toronto
Husky Oil, Halifax, Toronto
IBM Canada, Toronto
Imperial Tobacco Ltd., Montreal
Innocan Inc., Montreal
Johnson & Higgins, Halifax
Jones Consultants, Montreal
Jones, D.R., Halifax
Knobl, W.& L., Nornberg, Germany
Landmark Minerals, Calgary
Lantic Sugar, Montreal
Leaman, N., Liverpool
Lodge That Gives, Cdn. Cancer Soc., Halifax
Maclaren, Morris and Todd, Toronto
Magna Corporation, Toronto
Manufacturer´s Life Insurance Co., Toronto
Maritime Graphic Arts, Halifax
Mathers Travel, Halifax
McInnes, Cooper, Robertson, Halifax
Menard and Dube, Montreal
Mirabaud Canada, Montreal
Molson Breweries Toronto
Nabisco Brands, East Hanover, New Jersey
National Sea Products, Halifax
Nelligan Power, Ottawa
Nichols, R. & N., Dartmouth
Nova Scotia Tractors, Halifax
Office Elan, Toronto
Pan Canadian Petroleum Ltd., Calgary
Peat, Marwick and Mitchell, Calgary
Price/Wilson, Montreal
Regional Trust Co. Toronto
Reichold, Toronto
Rilke, B., Nürnberg, Germany
Ringwest, Toronto
Revenue Canada Customs, Halifax
Royal Bank of Canada, Calgary, Liverpool, Montreal
Selkirk Communications, Toronto
Sheraton Hotel, Halifax
Sumitomo Bank, Toronto
Swiss Bank Corporation, Toronto
Teleglobe Canada, Mill Village, N.S., Montreal
Telesat Canada, Ottawa
Toronto Bayview Clinic, Toronto
Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto
Touche Ross, Toronto
Transco Energy, Houston
Walwyn Stodgell Cochran Murray, Halifax
Ward Mallette, Toronto
Western Canadian Software, Calgary
Westinghouse Canada, Hamilton
Xerox of Canada, Toronto

GRANTS/AWARDS

1999         International Cultural Relations, Can Dept. Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Ottawa
1999         (Weimar, Germany, Cultural Capital of Europe 1999)
1993         International Relations Program, Canadian Embassy, Bonn
1992         Skills Development for Professional Artists, N.S. Government
1991         "Arctic Awareness Program", Energy, Mines, Resources, Canada
1989         Skills Development for Professional Artists, N.S. Gov´t.
1980         Canada Council Project Costs Grant, Sweden and Germany
1980         Brucebo Scholarship, Gotland, Sweden
1980         Nova Scotia Environment Award, Province of Nova Scotia
1970         Canada Council Travel Grant, Germany

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Artists-in-residence, workshops

1999         Weimarer Malshule, Weimar, Germany (May, June)
1992         Printworkshop B.B.K., Bethanienhaus, Berlin
1992         Geological Survey of Canada, Otto Fiord Field Camp, Ellesmere Island
1991         Polar Continental Shelf Project, Ellesmere Is.
1991-88    Printworkshop B.B.K., Bethanienhaus, Berlin
1981         Holland College, Charlottetown (P.E.I. Art Summer´81)
1980         0 Associates, Great Island, Nova Scotia
1979         Universite de Moncton, N13
1978         Eptek Centre, Surnmerside, PE
1977         St. Michael´s Printshop, St. Michael´s, Newfoundland Arts and Culture Centre, Corner Brook, NF
1971-75    International Druckwerkstadt, Wolfsburg, Germany

Painting sites, travels

Austria (1989)
Bermuda (1998, ´95, ´93, ´92, ´80)
Canary Islands (1991)
Colombia (1986)
Cuba (1981)
Czech Rep. (1989)
Ellesmere Island, Devon Island, Cdn. Arctic (1992, 1991)
France (1989)
Germany (1999, ´98, ´97, ´95, ´93, ´92, ´91, ´90, ´89, ´88, ´83)
Greece [Crete] (1989, 1986)
Mareira (1992)
Nova Scotia (1997- 1990)
Portugal-Algarve (1990)
Prince Edward Island (1997, 1990)
Spain (1989,1965,1964)
Sweden [Gotland] (1983,1981,1980),
Switzerland (1989,1988,1983)
USA-Berkshires, MA (1994)

Presentations (P), Lectures (L), Workshops (W)

1999         Tatamagouche (W)
1999         Parks Day, Thomas Raddall Park, Port Joli (W)
1999         Weimar, Germany (W)
1999         Weimar, Germany (W)
1998         Sackville, NB (W)
1998         Bermuda (W)
1997         Annapolis Royal (W)
1997         Petite Riviere (W)
1997         Liverpool (W)
1997         Greenwich, PEI (W)
1996         Dartmouth Art Group, NS (W)
1996         Dalhousie University, Halifax (P)
1995         Tatamagouche (W)
1994         Halifax (W)
1993         Liverpool (W)
1993         Annapolis Royal (W)
1993         Liverpool (W)
1993         Bermuda (W)
1992         Annapolis Royal (W)
1992         Strathgartney, P.E.I. (W)
1992         Annapolis Royal (W)
1992         Liverpool (W)
1992         Bermuda (W)
1991         Tatamagouche, N.S. (W)
1991         Frankfurt/M., Germany (L)
1991         Bass River, N.S. (W)
1986         Annapolis Royal Community Arts Council (W)
1986         Art Gallery Of Nova Scotia, Halifax (P)
1986         Fine Arts Department, Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Colombia (L´
1980         Herring Gull Gallery, Chester, N.S. (W)
1978         Eptek Centre, Surnmerside, P.E.I. (W)
1977         Painters Palette Group, Halifax (W)
1977         Eye Level Gallery, Halifax (W)
1977         Regional College, Corner Brook, NfId. (W)
1976         Eye Level Gallery, Halifax (W)
1975         Art Gallery, Mount St. Vincent Univ., Halifax (W)

Memberships

Art Gallery of N.S., Halifax (Board of Governors 1988-92)
Canadian Artists´ Representation
CARFAC Copyright Collective
The Print Consortium
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Affiliations

Commercial Galleries


Savage Gallery, Liverpool, NS
Art Collectors´ Club, Winnipeg, MB
Art Consultants
Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Chicago, Frankfurt.

Art Rentals

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax)
Confederation Centre Art Gallery (Charlottetown)
Edmonton Art Gallery
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Winnipeg Art Gallery

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

Films, Videos: about the artist

"Artists in Nova Scotia" Mt. St. Vincent Univ. Art Gallery & DUET. contact artist, 1994.
"Visual Arts Bulletin", Halifax Cable. contact artist, 1980.
"Silk and Colour", CTV, Ottawa. not available, 1979.

Publications

"Century of Canadian Drawings" Art Gallery Dalhousie Univ., Halifax, NS, 1999. *
"New Acquisitions Roger Savage", John Murchie, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1999. *
"Roger Savage: a survey", Patrick Laurette, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1979. *
Artmagazine", p.20. Mar/Apr 1977.
Barnard, Elissa. Chronicle Herald, p.B4, 21 March 1991.
Barnard, Elissa. Chronicle-Herald, p. 1 E. 9 June 1986.
Barnard, Elissa. Chronicle-Herald, p.2WB, 12 August 1989.
Canadian Encyclopedia, p. 1486. Hurtig Pub. 1985.
Doyle, Michael. Chronicle Herald, C1. 1 April 1991
Jones, Elizabeth. ArtsAtIantic 10, Vol.3 No.2, pp.1 8-21, 1981.
MacKeeman, Karl. Atlantic Advocatep.59. January 1975.
Mersey Quarterly, No.7, pp. 8-9, 1981.
Mueller, Richard. Arts Atlantic 27, Vol.7 No.3, pp.8-9 1987.
Proctor, Steve. Chronicle-Herald, supplement "The Novascotian", Vol.6 No.3, pp. 4-5. 1987.
Redgrave, Felicity. Artmagazine pg.58, , Nov/Dec, 1980.
Smulders, Marilyn. Daily News p.30, 11 February 1999.
Smulders, Marilyn. Daily News pg 22, 13 July 1999.
The Advance, p. 1 B; Mar 14, p.6A. 10 January 1991.
The Advance, p.6A. (A) 23 January 1999,
The Advance, p.7. 28 May 1986.
The Advance, p.8. (A) 4 January 1989.
Vance, Marilyn, Visual Arts News, Vol.7 No.4, pp.6-7, 1985.
Visual Arts News, Vol. 3 No.3, pp.4-6., Visual Arts NS 1979.

Publications contributed to

"2000 Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century", 2000.
"Bjorn Fiord Christmas Card", Cdn Embassy, Berlin, 1999.
"Canadian Artists in Exhibition", Roundstone Press, Toronto. 1974-72
"Delaps Cove, NS; Lighthouse", Medway Head, NS, 2000.
"International Directory of Arts", 1982.
"Millennium Calendar", Atlantic Nova Print, Halifax, 2000.
"Ontario Index of Canadian Artists", L. Chenier. 1974
"Printworld", Directory of Contemporary Prints and Prices, also ´98, ´96, ´88-89, ´82-86
"Who´s Who in American Art", also ´96,´95,´92-91,-89,´86,´82