Robert Tombs | President, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Personae: Indigenous and Canadian Portraits 1861–2020
To coincide with the launch of its new website, which took place on July 30, 2020, the Portrait Gallery of Canada presented Personae: Indigenous and Canadian Portraits 1861–2020, its first online exhibition.
We selected these works based on their artistic merit and after careful consideration of the many factors that come into play when exploring the Canadian identity, such as age, gender, ethnicity, geography, and social status.
We thank advisory board member Robert Tombs for curating this exhibition and the artists and organizations who generously agreed to participate. Readthecurator’sessayhere.
Stephen Stober (born 1955) Portrait of Gordon Kushner, Professor Royal Conservatory of
Music, 1997 Gelatin Silver Print 40.6 × 50.8cm (16 ×
Wally Dion (born 1976) The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, 2020 Graphite on paper 47.125 × 37.25 inches
Christine Fitzgerald (born 1957) Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller,2019 Platinum print from
wet collodion photographic plate 50.8 × 40.6 cm (20 × 16 in.)
Ruth Kaplan (born 1955) Resident, Refugee Shelter, Toronto,2018 Archival inkjet
print 40.6 × 50.8 cm (16 × 20 in.)