New Arrivals - William Perehudoff (1918-2013)
Art Placement is honoured to continue to represent the work of acclaimed Saskatchewan colour-field painter William Perehudoff. The recently consigned works on this page are fine examples of several of his stylistic variations from the 1990s. One of the province's most noted artists, Perehudoff continues to receive international attention with a recent solo exhibition in New York (October 2015), his second showing in the city in less than two years.
William Perehudoff was born near Saskatoon in 1918 and since the mid 1960s he is considered to be one of Canada’s major abstract painters. Perehudoff studied with the French artist Jean Charlot at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1948-49 and with the French Purist Amedee Ozenfant at the Ozenfant School of Fine Arts, New York, New York, in 1949-50. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s he was an active participant in the Emma Lake Artists' Workshops and participated in workshops led by Will Barnet (1957), Herman Cherry (1961), Clement Greenberg (1962), Kenneth Noland (1963), and Donald Judd (1968). In 1988 he was a workshop leader at Emma Lake. His work has been widely exhibited in Canada with museum shows at the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, The Edmonton Art Gallery and the Glenbow Art Gallery, Calgary as well as exhibitions in commercial art galleries across the country. His work is held in private and public collections in Canada, the US and Europe. In 2011, The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon was host to The Optimism of Colour: William Perehudoff, a Retrospective, featuring over sixty works drawn from public and private Canadian collections. William Perehudoff passed away in Saskatoon in 2013.
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