Prior, Edmund

  • Home:
    Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Title:
    Alice Prior
  • Media:
    Oil on masonite / huile sur masonite
  • Dimensions:
    97 x 81.5 cm

Alice Prior is a portrait of my 92 year old mother. My mother is a joyous person with a great love of life and interest in people. Born in 1918 in London, England two weeks after World War One ended, she has lived through challenging times, including the great depression and the Blitz during World War Two. She, along with my father, emigrated to Australia after the war and then eventually to Canada. Through her diverse experiences, and despite debilitating arthritis, she has displayed that typical British resilience and humour, which is such an inspiration to anyone who meets her today.

I have been a practicing artist since graduating from the Fine Art department of OCAD in 1978. I am a realist, figurative painter, having developed traditional oil techniques based on my study of the masters in the great museums of Europe. My painting style acknowledges the strong influence of the Flemish Primitives and modern painters such as Stanley Spencer and Otto Dix. I strive for an intensity of expression in my work like my mentor, the late Tom LaPierre.

EDUCATION:

1984

BA University of Guelph, Fine Art


1974-1978

AOCA Ontario College of Art, Off-Campus Florence Program 77-78


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2007

Allegory & Realism, The Art of Edmund Prior, Kathleen McKay Art Centre


2003

Edmund Prior, Paintings and Drawings, The Kathleen McKay Art Centre


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2005

A Tale of a Few Cities, Paintings by Edmund Prior, Toronto Art Expo


1997-2008

Annual York Region Juried Exhibition, The Varley Art Gallery, Unionville


2000

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto


AWARDS:

1998,
2007-08

Jurors Award of Merit, Juried Exhibition, The Varley Art Gallery


1994

Honorable Mention, Richmond Hill Juried Exhibition, Town Hall, Richmond Hill


EMPLOYMENT:

1994-1999

Graphic Artist and Illustrator, EC Designs, Scarborough, Ontario 1994-1999: Graphic Artist and illustrator, Norama Design Inc. Toronto


1985-1986

Free Lance Illustrator / Designers Inc., Saturday Night Magazine


OTHER INFORMATION:

2009-2010

Humber College, Toronto / 3d Modeling and Special Effects Certificate


1999-2009

OCADU Alumni Association / Studio Monitor for Open Life Drawing Class

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