Into the Light: The Art of Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

  • Dates:April 5, 2020 - August 9, 2020 ( Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday )
  • Location:Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • City:Winnipeg
  • Times:Starting: 11:00 AM
  • Admission:$12.00 | FREE for WAG members
  • Address: 300 Memorial Blvd. Winnipeg, MB
  • Phone: (204) 786-6641
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  • Region: Winnipeg

Into the Light is the first exhaustive survey of the influential Manitoba modernist, and Group of Seven member, in 40 years.

Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890-1956), the last joining member of the Group of Seven, has long been overshadowed by more outspoken members of the Group, with their clarion call to national pride and culture building. FitzGerald’s voice was a quieter one, his legacy including both his stewardship of the Winnipeg School of Art (1929-1947) and his life-long practice of making drawings, prints and paintings. These works deserve a closer look as we evolve our understanding of the trajectories of Canadian art. Like Canadian artists David Milne and Jack Chambers, FitzGerald’s deeply contemplative art renders the everyday miraculous, at times suggesting portals to the infinite.

The exhibition will include more than 200 works from 13 institutional lenders including the WAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, and National Gallery of Canada, as well numerous private collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a major new publication with contributions from contemporary Canadian artists, cultural journalists, and established FitzGerald scholars.

Presented in partnership with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

Curated by: McMichael Chief Curator Sarah Milroy, Executive Director Ian A.C. Dejardin, and the acclaimed Canadian art scholar Michael Parke-Taylor

Pictured: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald. Poplar Woods (Poplars), 1929. oil on canvas, 71.8 x 91.5 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Acquired in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold O. Brigden, G-75-66.

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Into the Light: The Art of Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald
  • (204) 786-6641
  • 300 Memorial Blvd.
  • Winnipeg, MB