Special message from Mountain Galleries 

Executive Director, Wendy Wacko

{April 11, 2014, Mountain Galleries at Fairmont Banff Springs}

 'A Rare Exhibition: Three Generations of Canadian Landscape Painting'


 "Late last night I put on my favourite music and sat alone in the gallery, remembering all the great adventures. 


Landscape is a genre that has gone in and out of fashion for hundreds of years. The 'Canadian Voice' in Landscape painting began in the 1920's with the Group of Seven.

By the early 1930's, the members were celebrated as pioneers who embraced the Canadian wilderness as a vivid artistic subject and linked our rugged and vast Landscape with modernism.


Landscape painting is a way of life. It is about spending time in the majestic outdoors, embracing the mood of the day and capturing the feeling.  I believe it is an artistic movement that will endure for generations to come. 


Today the challenge for each individual artist is to find a path that captures the soul of the land in their own unique way."


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