Resources

Alex Colville

Cybermuse: Meet the Artist (Alex Colville)

A series of video clips featuring Alex Colville talking about selected works and about his life as an artist. 

 

Cybermuse Artists Gallery: Alex Colville

A selection of paintings and sketches from the National Gallery of Canada.

 

Canada Council For The Arts: Alex Colville

A comprehensive biography of Alex Colville with sample works.

 

Canadian War Artists

The Canadian Encyclopedia: War Artists

Information provided about the war art program in Canada (Canadian War Memorials Fund).

 

Canadian War Artists:

Biographies and Exhibitions of eighteen Canadian WWII artists, including Alex Colville, from the Library and Archives of Canada.

 

Magic Realism

Art: 21- Describing the Real

A series of lesson plans that explore abstraction and realism by integrating visual arts with language arts. Poetry, novels, memoirs, and epic stories are explored through their visual counterparts—still life, portraiture, and historic representations in art. One of these lessons specifically explores Magic Realism through the work of artist Pepon Osorio.