Beder, Jack (Canadian) - "Road through the woods" oil on wood panel
Artist: Jack Beder (Canadian 1910 - 1987 )
Work and size: "Road through the woods". Oil on wood panel, signed lower right Beder, 10 1/2 "x 13 1/2"; 26.67 x 34.29 cm
Artist bio: Jack Beder (1910 - 1987 ) - Born in Poland, he immigrated to Montreal in 1926. He was known for his Montreal street scenes and 1930's Montreal cafés, but also painted landscapes,still-lifes, gardens, and portraits/figures. He worked in all media: oils, acrylics, gouaches, watercolours, pastels, drawings and prints (serigraphs, linoprints, monotypes and monoprints ). He also produced sculpture in wood, limestone, marble, serpentine, plaster and liquitex/cardboard.
He painted in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. His work has been exhibited all over Canada, including Montreal, Halifax, Fredericton, Charlottetown, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, St. Catharines, London, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria, as well as the United States (1939 New York World's Fair and other cities ).
Many of his works are in private collections in Canada, the United States and England. He is also represented in the permanent collections of National Gallery of Canada, National Portrait Gallery, Museum London, London, Ontario (formerly the London Regional Art & Historical Museums); Concordia University, Montreal; Quebec Museum, Quebec City; Jasper - Yellowhead Museum, Jasper, Alberta; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre, Montreal; Mount Sinai Hospital, Montreal; and corporate collections such as IBM, Shell Canada (Calgary), Royal Bank of Canada and Power Corporation of Canada.