Art Canada Institute presents
Gershon Iskowitz: Life & Legacy
Gershon Iskowitz survived the Holocaust by creating drawings as a means of psychological resilience. At age 28 he arrived in Canada, where he became an internationally renowned abstract painter and one of the country’s most significant cultural philanthropists. At this program, four art historians will discuss how Iskowitz depicted his imprisonment at Buchenwald, escaped Nazi Europe for Canada, and became an internationally famous painter and one of the country's most important cultural philanthropists by founding the Gershon Iskowitz Prize.
Featuring: SARA ANGEL (Founder and Executive Director, Art Canada Institute), IHOR HOLUBIZKY (Author of Gershon Iskowitz: Life & Work), DAVID MOOS (Curator, author, and art advisor) & GEORGIANA UHLYARIK (Curator of Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario)
Founding Sponsor / BMO
Title Sponsor / Maxine Granovsky and Ira Gluskin
Artist Sponsor / Gershon Iskowitz Foundation
Cultural Partners / Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto & AGO