Norm Dallin was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1948. His art studies initially took him to Toronto, where he studied at the Ontario College of Art (1969) and at Three Schools of Art (1969-1970). He later attended workshops at Emma Lake with Friedel Dzubas and John Elderfield (1979) and with Stanley Boxer and James Wolfe (1982).
Working as a carpenter and artist, Dallin began exhibiting his paintings in watercolour, acrylic, and oil in the late 1960s. He has since shown his work across Canada in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Focusing on the Saskatchewan landscape in his earlier paintings, Dallin understood his work's connection to that of his contemporaries: “My painting is really a new kind of Impressionism, tempered by formalism. I make no attempt to disguise its relationship to the work of my fellow Saskatoon landscape painters. Saskatoon artist have always worked to connect these two apparently diverse points of view.” His most recent works present a more intimate impression of distant landscapes, lush tropical settings where the artist typically spends his time during some of Saskatchewan's coldest months. The unifying thread is an interest in the physical spaces the artist finds himself in. With his artist's eye, Dallin has a special appreciation for the visual and aesthetic qualities of his environment, which he translates into pictures.
Dallin's work is represented in numerous collections including the Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa), MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina), Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon), University of Saskatchewan, Art Gallery of Windsor, and the Alberta Art Foundation.
Studied at Ontario College of Art (1969)
Studied at Three Schools of Art (1969-1970)
Emma Lake Artists' Workshop (1979, 1982)
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2021, Home and Away, The Gallery/art placement inc., Saskatoon SK
2018, Frances Morrison Gallery, Saskatoon SK
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
Art Gallery of Windsor
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Alberta Art Foundation
Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Pan Alta Gas
Montefiore Club, QC
Four Seasons Hotels
Saskatoon Cancer Clinic