Joseph Plaskett: Centenary Exhibition
On July 12, which would have been Plaskett’s 100th birthday, the gallery will hold a reception from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All are invited to remember one of Canada’s most beloved painters and join us for birthday cake and refreshments.
“Winchester Galleries, together with The Joseph Plaskett Foundation, is delighted to recognize the painter’s extraordinary life and contributions to the Canadian canon,” said Winchester Galleries President Gunter Heinrich. “We’re honoured to join Joe’s other dealers across the Dominion to hold a special hanging of the artist’s work.”
Joseph Plaskett was born in 1918 in New Westminster, British Columbia and died in 2014 in Suffolk, England. Plaskett received a BA in history and a teaching certificate from the University of British Columbia in 1939. He went on to study with Jack Shadbolt and B.C. Binning at the Vancouver School of Art and with A.Y. Jackson at the Banff Summer School. In 1946 he was awarded the first Emily Carr scholarship. The Joseph Plaskett Foundation now awards similar scholarships.
Known for his figurative and still life paintings, Plaskett is highly collectable. Prior to his death in 2014, Plaskett was still painting, exhibiting on two continents, and collecting awards including Officer of the Order of Canada and several honourary doctorates. Plaskett exhibited extensively in Canada as well as in London and Paris. His work is included in every major museum collection in Canada from Victoria to Charlottetown.
Exhibition Dates: July 3-28, 2018
Image Caption: Joseph Plaskett: The Blue Delphinium 2