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Ronald Bloore
ron@ronbloore.ca

EDUCATION AND TEACHING

1946-1949        B.A. (Art and Archaeology), University of Toronto
1949-1951        Studied art history and archaeology at Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York
1951-1953        M.A. (Art and Archaeology), Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
1951-1954        Instructor in Art and Archaeology, Washington University, St. Louis
1955                Belgium-American Educational Foundation, in Brussells and Antwerp, Belgium
1955-1957        Studied at The Courtauld Institute, University of London, England
1956-1957        Art Master, Brixton Day College, London, England
1957-1958        Instructor in Art and Archaeology, University of Toronto
1958-1966        Instructor in Art and Archaeology, University of Saskatchewan, Regina College, Regina
1966-1990        Professor in the Division of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto
1985                took leave from teaching to paint full-time in first Adelaide St. studio, Toronto

AWARDS

1955        Belgium-American Educational Foundation Scholarship
1955-1956        Canada Research Humanities Foundation Scholarship
1962-1963        Canada Council Senior Arts Fellowship
1963        1st Prize, 15th Annual Contemporary Art Exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery
1966        Mural, Montréal International Airport, Dorval, Quebec
1967        Centennial Medal
1967        Mural, Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
1967        Jubilee Medal
1983        Joseph E. Green Award
1993        Membership in the Order of Canada
1993        Honourary Doctor of Letters degree from York University
2001        Honourary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Regina

TRAVELS

1962-1963        Studied and painted in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Spain and France
1966                Travel in Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark
1973-1974        Travel in Greece, Turkey, Iran and Spain

Other travels include Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Alaska and the Arctic

EXHIBITIONS
( Asterisks denotes solo exhibitions )

1958        Winnipeg Show, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (also in 1960 and '62)
1959        87th Annual Exhibition (The Ontario Society of Artists), Art Gallery of Toronto
1959        Four Canadians, Art Gallery of Toronto
1960        The May Show, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1961        Five Painters from Regina, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1961        Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1961        Fourth Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1962        *Here and Now Gallery, Toronto
1963        Art of Spain and the Americas, Madrid, Spain
1963        Fifth Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1963        The 32nd Vancouver Art Gallery Annual, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1964        Canadian Painting, The Tate Gallery, London, England
1965        *Ronald Bloore, Dorothy Cameron Gallery, Toronto
1965        *Ronald Bloore, The New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick
1965        *Ronald Bloore, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1965        Canadian Prints and Drawings Exhibition, Commonwealth Arts Festival, Cardiff, Wales
1965        Statements: 18 Canadian Artists, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
1967        Painting in Canada, Canadian Pavilion, Expo '67, Montréal, Quebec
1968        *Ronald Bloore, Jerrold Morris Gallery, Toronto
1968        Seventh Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1969        The Canada Council Collection Exhibition, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1970        *Ronald Bloore, Jerrold Morris Gallery, Toronto
1971        Saskatchewan. Art and Artists, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
1972        *Ronald Bloore Some Paintings and Drawings from 1958-1972, Hart House Art Gallery, University of Toronto
1972        *Ronald Bloore, Jerrold Morris Gallery, Toronto
1972        Recent Vanguard Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1973        *Ronald Bloore, Jerrold Morris Gallery, Toronto
1974        Present Company: In Pursuit of Recent Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1975        *Ronald Bloore, Sixteen Years, 1958-74, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario;
1975        *Ronald Bloore, Sixteen Years, 1958-74, London Art Gallery, London, Ontario;
1975        *Ronald Bloore, Sixteen Years, 1958-74, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario;
1975        *Ronald Bloore, Sixteen Years, 1958-74, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, Quebec;
1975        *Ronald Bloore, Sixteen Years, 1958-74, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba;
1975        *Ronald Bloore, Sixteen Years, 1958-74, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia;
1975        *Ronald Bloore, Sixteen Years, 1958-74, The Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1975        *Ronald Bloore, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
1975        *R.L. Bloore, New Byzantine Lights and Other Paintings, 1960-76, MacDonald Gallery, Queen's Park, Toronto;
1976        *R.L. Bloore, New Byzantine Lights and Other Paintings, 1960-76, Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1976        *Ronald Bloore, Jerrold Morris Gallery, Toronto
1978        *R.L.. Bloore, 1977-78, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
1978        Modern Painting in Canada, Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta
1979        *Ronald Bloore, Paintings and Works on Paper, "Summer 79," Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
1979        20th Century Canadian Drawings, The Gallery/Stratford, Stratford, Ontario
1981        *Ronald Bloore, Paintings and Sculpture, Quan and King Gallery, Toronto
1981        Regina 5, Exhibition Number Two, The Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society, Creemore, Ontario
1982        *Ronald Bloore, Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1982        Ronald Bloore, The Moore Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
1983        White on White, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1983        Ronald Bloore, Works on Paper, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto
1984        *Ronald Bloore, 25 Years, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto
1984        San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
1985        *Shaped Panels and Coloured Works by Ronald Bloore, The Region of Peel Art Gallery, Brampton, Ontario
1985        The Zacks' Gift        Then and Now, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
1985        *Ronald Bloore, Recent Paintings, Region of Peel Art Gallery, Brampton, Ontario
1985        *Ronald Bloore, New Paintings and Drawings, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto
1986        Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hang Zhou, People's Republic of China
1986        *Ronald Langley Bloore, The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario
1987        *Ronald Bloore, Works on Paper, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto
1987        *Ronald Bloore, Paintings and Constructions, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto
1988        *Ronald Bloore, Recent Paintings, The Moore Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
1988        *R.L. Bloore, Drawings 1960-1988, The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario
1989        The Flat Side of the Landscape: The Emma Lake Artists' Workshops. Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1991        *Ronald Bloore: Not Without Design, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1992        *Ronald Bloore: Not Without Design, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
1992        *Ronald Bloore: Not Without Design, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1992        *Ronald Bloore: Not Without Design, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1993        *Ronald Bloore: Not Without Design, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
1992        *Homage to Ronald Bloore: Not Without Design, The Moore Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
1992        Achieving the Modern: Canadian Abstract Painting and Design in the 1950's, Winnipeg Art Gallery
1993        Achieving the Modern: Canadian Abstract Painting and Design in the 1950's, Confederation Centre Art Gallery
               and Museum, Charlottetown
1993        Achieving the Modern: Canadian Abstract Painting and Design in the 1950's, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1993        *Ronald Bloore, A New Series of Paintings, The Moore Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
1993        The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: The 1950's, Musée du Quebec, Quebec City
1993        The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: The 1950's, The National Gallery of Canada
1993        The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: The 1950's, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
1993        The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: The 1950's, The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
1994        The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: The 1950's, The Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
1994        Homage to The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: The 1950's, The Moore Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
1994        Achieving the Modern: Canadian Abstract Painting and Design in the 1950's, Edmonton Art Gallery
1994        Achieving the Modern: Canadian Abstract Painting and Design in the 1950's, Art Gallery of Windsor
1995        *Happy Birthday! Ronald Bloore, The Peter Pan Restaurant, Toronto
1995        *Ronald Bloore at Seventy, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
1995        *Ronald Bloore, Works Mainly from the Nineties, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
1995        Ronald Bloore & Tony Urquhart: Three Decades of Work The Moore Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
1996        circa 1996, 11 Artists' Working Today, self sponsored exhibition, Toronto
1996        Ronald Bloore: White Painting & Black Dgws & David Partridge, Russell Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario
1996        *Ronald Bloore, Paintings and Dwgs from 1977 to today, Gallery 7, Toronto
1996        *Vanier College Honours Ronald Bloore, York University, Toronto
1998        *Ronald Bloore, The Many Colours of White, The Moore Gallery, Toronto
1999        *Ronald Bloore, The Lost Dgws of 1981, The Moore Gallery, Toronto
1999        Making it New! The Big Sixies Show, The Glenbow Museum, Calgary
1999        Making it New! The Big Sixies Show, The Art Gallery of Windsor
2000        *Ronald Bloore at Seventy-five, Recent Paintings, The Moore Gallery, Toronto
2001        *Ronald Bloore, The Blue Series and a New Series, The Moore Gallery, Toronto
2001        *Ronald Bloore: White Poems, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
2002        *Ronald Bloore: Works on Paper, The Lambton Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario
2002        On Paper, The University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto
2002        *Ronald Bloore: 3 Decades of Work 1972-2002, The Moore Gallery, Toronto

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Alberta
Moose Jaw Art Museum, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
York University, Toronto, Ontario
Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Art Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario
Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, Quebec
Musée du Quebec, Quebec, Quebec
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec
International Airport, Dorval, Quebec
New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Owens Art Gallery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canadian Embassy, Rome
this is a partial list

CORPORATE AND INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS

Casey House Hospice
Canadian Industries Limited
Citicorp
Consumers Distributing Co. Ltd.
Norcen
Guaranty Trust Co.
Toronto Dominion Bank
Imperial Oil Limited
Lavalin
Manulife
Shell Canada
CN Hotels
Crown Life Insurance
Husky Oil
Royal Bank of Canada
Coopers and Lybrand
Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt
Swiss Bank
Lesser Film Studio
Loblaws
First City Capital
Cineplex
Casa Capital
this is a partial list

PUBLICATIONS

This list is not yet exhaustive. It ranges from the entry in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary to the monographic Not Without Design catalogue. Also, there are films and videos and internet-based databases.

CATALOGUES ( by Date ):

Simmins, Richard B. Five Painters from Regina. Ottawa: The National Gallery of Canada, 1961
Arta de America y Espana, 1963
Statements: 18 Canadian Artists. Regina: Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1967,
Fraser, Ted . R.L. Bloore, Sixteen Years. 1958-1974. The Art Gallery of Windsor, 1975
Tamplin, Illi-Maria. L'Etoile Noire. Peterborough: The Art Gallery of Peterborough, 1982
Parke-Taylor, Michael. Jacques Lipshitz: Mother and Child. Regina: Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1983
Tamplin, Illi-Maria, Ronald Langley Bloore. Peterborough: The Art Gallery of Peterborough, 1986
Tamplin, Illi-Maria, R.L. Bloore, Drawings 1960-1988. Peterborough: The Art Gallery of Peterborough, 1988
O'Brian, John, ed. The Flat Side of the Landscape: The Emma Lake Artists' Workshops. Saskatoon: Mendel Art Gallery, 1989
Oko, Andrew, Jan Gerrit Wyers, 1888-1973, Foreword by Ronald Bloore. Regina: Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1989
Heath, Terrence, Ronald Bloore: Not Without Design, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1991
Bloore, Ron, (Foreward), Doug Morton Retrospective, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1994
McKaskell, Robert, Making it New! The Big Sixies Show. The Art Gallery of Windsor, 1999

MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Canadian Art magazine (before 1967)
Bates, Maxwell; "Visual Art and Photography" March 1960
Bloore, Ron; Letter, March 1951(V.8, #3)
Bloore, Ron; "Jan Wyers" March 1960, pp 60-65
Bloore, Ron et al; Ten Artists in Search of Canadian Art, Jan. 1966, p 62
Greenberg, Clement ; "Art on the Prairies" March/April 1963, pp 90-107
Groves, N. J. ; Review: "Five Painters from Regina" March 1962
Lord, Barry; "Ron Bloore and Contemporary Art Criticism" October 1966, pp 22-24
McKay, Arthur ; "Emma Lake Artists' Workshop: An Appreciation" September/October 1964, pp 280-281
Rockman, Arnold; "How 20 Canadians draw the line" March 1964. p 85-95 Silcox,
David P; "Canadian Art in the Sixties" January 1966
Simmins, Richard B; "R.L. Bloore & Canadian Art" March/April 1962, pp.114-115 artscanada magazine
Arn, Robert; "Uses and Transformation of History in the Work of Bloore and Snow" June, 1975, pp 38-51
Bloore, Ron; "R.L. Bloore on Permanence" April 1968, pp 31-33
Bloore, Ron; "In the mainstream..." December 1969, pp 36-47
Bloore, Ron; "To assert man's presence" December 1969, pp 24-29
Bloore, Ron; "Note on Ernest Lindner" June 1970, p 32-3
Bloore, Ron ; "Group of 7: Toronto and Ottawa: Then and Now" August 1970, pp 52-54
Bloore, Ron et al; "CBC-TV Symposium on the Sacred in Art" April/May 1971, pp 17-254
Bloore, Ron ; "To gain a sense of presence        to find a sense of urgency" December 1971, pp 48-67
Brodzky, Michael Ethan; "Ronald Bloore, A Memory of Significant Space" July/August 1981
Chandler, J. N.; "the Colours of Monochrome..." October 1971, pp 18-31
Chandler, J. N.; "Drawing Reconsidered"; Oct./Nov. 1971
Dault, G. M.; notes on exhibitions at Hart House and Gerrold Morris; Spring 1972, p 93
Gopnik, M. & I.; "The Article Poles (in 7 steps) Ronald Bloore"; June/July 1971 p 66
Heinrich, Theodore Allen; "Ronald Bloore: New Byzantine Lights and other Paintings" March/April 1977, pp 11-19
Heinrich, Theodore Allen; "Ronald Bloore: new directions" May/June 1979, pp 53-56
Lord, Barry; "Ronald Bloore" February, 1969, pp 39-40
Lord, Barry ; "WHITE/LIGHT: a Visit to Ronald Bloore and His New Paintings" February 1970, pp 15-23
Vastokas, Joan M ; "The Roots of Abstraction: an introduction" May/June 1979, pp 2-26, 68


Border Crossings
"Roy Kiyooka and the Regina Five" R. Enright, Winter 1993, Vol.12 No.1

The Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail, "Artist Surprises Gallery by Donating Paintings" Kay Kritzwiser, Nov.21,1988
Globe and Mail, "Making art history with a high school gym and $6,000" John Bentley Mays, Oct.12,1981

The Toronto Star
"Bloore" (at the Here and Now Gallery), Robert Fulford, March 3,1962
"White-on-white Paintings Make Subtle Statements," Christopher Hume, Sept. 6,1991


Others

Curator, The Artist's Viewpoint, Ronald Bloore, Vol. XII, no. 1 (1969) pp. 66-70
The Beaver, The Emma Lake Encounters/ Win Hedore, Mark Reynolds, Dec 01-Jan 02, pp 8-14
Canadian Art, Ronald Bloore at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ron Shuebrook , Review, Summer 92, p 66
Kunstwerk, August 1963
Le Nouveau Journal (Montréal), 5 Jeunes Peintres des Prairies Prennent le Canada d'assaut" Dec.19, 1961
Time Magazine, "I Remember Dada" Canadian Edition, November 7, 1960
Vanguard, David Burnett; "Ronald Bloore, Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto" November 1985, p 32
Vie des Arts, Jean-Loup Bourget; "Ronald Bloore" Autumn, 1972, pp 60-63
Workseen, Eugene Knapik; "The Ron Bloore Interview" December 1990 January 1991, pp 20-23

BOOKS ( by Title )

100 Years of Canadian Drawings, Jerrold Morris, ( p 161! ), 1980
Achieving the Modern: Canadian Abstract Painting and Design in the 1950's, Winnepeg Art Gallery, 1993
Baker Lake 1973: Prints, Baker Lake; Foreword by Bloore, Ron; Sanavik Co-operative, 1973
The Best Contemporary Canadian Art, Joan Murray, Hurtig, 1987
Canadian Art: From its Beginnings to 2000, Anne Newlands, Firefly, 2000
Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century, Joan Murray, Dunburne, 1999
Canadian Art Today. W. Townsend, ed. London: Studio International, 1970
Cineplex Odeon: The First Ten Years, David Burnett, Cineplex Odeon, 1989
La Collection Lavalin du Musée D'art Contemporain de Montréal, 1994
A Concise History of Canadian Painting, Dennis Reid: Oxford University Press, 1973
Contemporary Canadian Art. David Burnett and Marilyn Schiff: Hurtig Publishers (with the Art Gallery of Ontario), 1983
Contemporary Canadian Painting , William Withrow: McClelland and Stewart, 1972
The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: The 1950's, Denise Leclerc, The National Gallery of Canada, 1992
Discovering Canadian Art: Learning the Language, Bryan Bennett and Constance Hall, Prentice-Hall, 1984
Documents in Canadian Art. Ed. by Douglas Fetherling" Canadian Art in the Sixties" by David P. Silcox ;
Originally printed in Canadian Art, January, 1966
The History of Painting in Canada: Towards a People's Art, Barry Lord: NC Press, 1974
The Mackenzie Art Gallery: Norman Mackenzie's Legacy, W.A. Riddell: Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1990
Masterpieces of Canadian Art from the National Gallery, David Burnett, Hurtig, 1990
The Mendel Art Gallery: Twenty-five Years of Collecting, Mathew Teitelbaum, 1989
Painting in Canada: A History. 2nd edition, J. Russell Harper: The University of Toronto Press, 1977
Uprooted. The Life and Art of Ernest Lindner. Terrence Heath: Fifth House, 1983
Visions. Vancouver and Toronto. Robert Bringhurst, et al: Douglas & McIntyre, 1983

Reference Books and Databases:

The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press
The Canadian Encyclopedia, MacLelland and Stewart on line at: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0000833