Jack Bush Print Biography
 
Biography (1909-1977)
 
1909 Born in Toronto, March 20
1926-28 Studied in Montreal with Edmund Byonnet and Adam Sherriff Scott
Studied in Toronto under Frederick Challener, John Alfsen and Charles Comfort
1940-64 President :Canadian Society of Painter is Water Colour
Member: Ontario Society of Artists
Associate: Royal Canadian Academy
Member: Canadian Group of Painters
Member: Painters Eleven (1953-58)
Member: Art Directors Club, Toronto
1964 Resigned from the above societies
1965 Visiting Artist
Michigan State University
1968 Visiting Artist
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
 
Selected Exhibitions During Lifetime
* indicates one-man exhibition
 
1936-64 Exhibited with: Canadian Group of Painters, Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Ontario Society of Artists, Royal Canadian Academy, Art Directors Club and Painters Eleven
1945 Jack Bush and William Winter, Hart House, Toronto
1946 * Trinity College, Toronto
Jack Bush and William Winter, Oshawa, Ontario
Jacques de Tonnancour, Bourduas, Cahen and Bush, London Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1949 * Gavin Henderson Galleries, Toronto
1952 * Roberts Gallery, Toronto
First Canadian All Abstract Exhibition, Oshawa, Ontario
1953 Abstracts at Home, Simpson’s, Toronto
1954 Painters Eleven, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
Painters Eleven, Robertson Gallery, Ottawa
1955 Painters Eleven, Roberts Gallery
Painters Eleven, Adelaide House, Oshawa
1955-56 Traveling Exhibition, St Catharines; London Public Library; Hart House, Toronto, McLaughlin Library, Oshawa; Willistead Gallery, Windsor; Hamilton Gallery, Hamilton
1956 Small Pictures by Painters Eleven, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
20th Annual Exhibition of American Abstract Artists with Painters Eleven of Canada, Riverside Museum, New York
Painters Eleven, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto
1957 Painters Eleven, The Alan Gallery, Hamilton
Points of View, London Library, London (Windsor, Hamilton and Toronto)
Painters Eleven and the Work of Ten Distinguished Artists from Quebec, Park Gallery, Toronto
1959 * Park Gallery
1960 Painters Eleven, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Painters Eleven, The Stable Gallery, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
1961 * Park Gallery
Toronto ’61, Toronto (New Design Gallery, Vancouver; Seattle, San Francisco, and The Stable Gallery, Montreal)
1962 * Robert Elkon Gallery, New York
* Gallery Moos, Toronto
Canadian Industries Limited: Art Collection, Contemporary Canadian, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
1963 * Robert Elkon Gallery
Jack Bush and Francoise Sullivan Ewen, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 83rd Annual Exhibition, The Art Gallery of Toronto (Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s; The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston)
Fifth Bievvial of Canadian Painting, The Tate Gallery, London and The National Gallery, Ottawa
Fifteen Canadian Artists (organized by the Canadian Advisory Committee with the assistance of the Canada Council and circulated under the auspices of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York)
81st Annual Spring Exhibition, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1964 * Gallery Moos
* Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
* Bennington College, New Gallery, Bennington, Vermon
* Robert Elkon Gallery
* Waddington Galleries, London, England
Post Painterly Abstraction, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota; The Art Gallery of Toronto
1964-65 The 1964 Pittsburgh International: Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
1965 * Waddington Galleries
82nd Annual Spring Exhibition, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Colorists 1960-66, The San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco
Sixth Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting 1965 (organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada)
1966 * André Emmerich Gallery, New York
* The David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Scarborough College, Toronto
Images for a Canadian Heritage, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Jack Bush, Ina Meares, James Gordaneer, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Toronto
1967 * The Waddington Galleries
* André Emmerich Gallery
* The David Mirvish Gallery
Prize Award Winners 1908-1965 Spring Exhibitions, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Jacques Hurtubise and Jack Bush, Canada at São Paulo 1967, 1x Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil
Nine Canadians, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
300 Years of Canadian Art, The National Gallery, Ottawa
Painting in Canada, Canadian Government Pavilion, Expo 67/Montreal
Statements 18 Canadian Artists 1967, The Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Ten Decades 1867 – 1967 Ten Painters (an exhibition organized by Paul Russell and Barry Lord for the Rothman’s Art Gallery of Stratford and the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John; a Centennial Commission project of the New Brunswick Museum Department of Art)
1967-68 1967 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1968 * The David Mirvish Gallery
Galerie du Siecle, Montreal (Jack Bush, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Murray) in collaboration with the David Mirvish Gallery, Jack Bush in collaboration with Galerie Agnes Lefort, Montreal
Canada 101, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh
Canada – Art d’Aujourd’hui, The National Gallery, Ottawa (Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Lausanne)
7th Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting, The National Gallery, Ottawa
Scarborough College (Noland, Olitski, Louis, Stella, Bush)
1969 * Galerie Godard-Lefort, Montreal
* Waddington Galleries
1970 * The Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery and The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta (retrospective exhibition of 1960-70 paintings)
* Harcus/Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
* Andre Emmerich Gallery
Form of Color, Toledo Modern Art Group in cooperation with the Toldeo Museum of Art
Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York
Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, Cornegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaColor and Field, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, and The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio)
The Opening, The David Mirvish Gallery
Masters of the Sixties, The Edmonton Art Gallery, The Winnipeg Art Gallery
1971 * Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, California
* The David Mirvish Gallery
* Waddington Galleries
49th Parallels – New Canadian Art, John and Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Galerie Godard-Lefort
Harcus-Krakow Gallery
1972 * Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
* André Emmerich Gallery
* David Mirvish Gallery
Abstract Painting in the 70s: A Selection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1973 * Andre Emmerich Gallery
Painters Eleven, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
* Jack Bush: Works on paper, The Edmonton Art Gallery
1974 * Andre Emmerich Gallery, Zurich
* David Mirvish Gallery
* Waddington Galleries II
* Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York
The Great Decade of American Abstraction: Modernist Art 1960-1970, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Ten Years Ago, David Mirvish Gallery
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
Peinters canadiens actuels, Musee d’Art contemporain, Montreal
1975 * Jack Pollock Gallery, Toronto
* Prints on Price Street, New York
* David Mirvish Gallery
Works of Art – Old Masters, New Masters, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary
Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Allen, Vancouver
1975-76 The Canadian Canvas, Musee d’Art contemporain, Montreal; Musee du Quebec; The Edmonton Art Gallery, The Vancouver Art Gallery; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Anne Leonowens Gallery and Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax; Alberta College of Art Gallery, The Winnipeg Art Gallery
1976 * Waddington Gallery, Montreal
1976-77 Changing Visions: The Canadian Landscape, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Art Gallery of Windsor; Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal; De Cordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; The Edmonton Art, Calgary; The Winnipeg Art Gallery; Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary; The Vancouver Art Gallery; London Public Library and Art Museum
 
Awards
 
1946 Rolph Clark Stone Award, Ontario Society of Artists
1951 Art Directors Club Medal, Toronto
1953 J.W.L. Forster Award
Ontario Society of Artists
1954 Art Directors Club Medal, Toronto
1957 First Prize
Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
1962 Canadian Council Senior Fellowship or Study in Europe and New York
1965 Grand Award
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Spring Exhibition
1967 Albert H. Robinson Prize
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1968 Guggenheim Fellowship for Painting in Canada
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1976 Officer of the Order of Canada
Fellow of the Ontario College of Art