Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

Exhibition Presents Sensitive Portrait of the Mexican Peoples

Ottawa, Canada - April 27, 2000


 Portraits de canadiens célèbres en vedette au MCPC 
From 19 May to 17 September, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography will highlight portraits of celebrities from its collection.

Singer Carole Pope, poet Leonard Cohen, artist Jean-Paul Riopelle, female impersonator Craig Russell, and former Speaker of the House of Commons John Fraser are among the 20 men and women featured in the exhibition From the Collection: Personalities.

These black-and-white and colour photographs were created between 1960 to 1990. Together they demonstrate the expressive capacities of photographic portraiture and the variety of approaches artists have taken to the genre. They range from the famous study of Jean-Paul Riopelle by Canada's best-known portrait photographer, Yousuf Karsh, to the stark realism of a portrait of Sue Rodriguez by acclaimed photojournalist Ted Grant, to André LeCoz's dramatic portrayal of Québecois actress Geneviève Bujold.

The exhibition is the latest in a series of installations featuring favourites from the CMCP collection. The museum is committed to showcasing the work of Canada's most dynamic photographers. CMCP exhibits its diverse collection (over 160,000 works) both in Canada and world-wide through travelling exhibitions, education programs, award-winning publications, a home page on the World Wide Web, and through exhibitions at its galleries in downtown Ottawa. The museum is located at 1 Rideau Canal, between the Château Laurier Hotel and the locks of the Rideau Canal. The CMCP is an affiliate of the National Gallery of Canada.

From the Collection: Personalities will be shown at CMCP from 19 May to 17 September 2000.

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