I am constantly reinventing myself – so many languages to explore, and plug into, in order to report what I see, feel,
absorb; so the many stages of my growth – periods of transition, each one had to be; each happened overnight, so to speak.  I never wished to remain with a comfortable language to rest my head on.”

George P. Forgie – March 2009


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George Forgie, Multimedia Artist

Professional Artist for over 50 years creating works in Oils, Drawings, Sculpture and Photography.  Have been represented in Galleries across Canada.

I am constantly reinventing myself – so many languages, disciplines to explore, and plug into, in order to report what I see, feel, absorb; so many stages of my growth – periods of transition, each one had to be; each happened overnight, so to speak. I never wished to remain with a comfortable style (language) to rest my head upon.  Throughout my creative years l have tasted a variety of subject matters yet remained primarily with the landscape and the ever changing elements of the human figure.

At present, working on a series of large pen and ink drawings under the Title of “My Absurd World”.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  • Masters Gallery Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
  • Fairfield Institutions Supplies ltd. Montreal, Quebec
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
  • Queens University Collection Kingston, Ontario
  • Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, Ontario
  • University of Guelph, Ontario
  • Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario
  • North York Hydro, Toronto Ontario
  • P.Coll. S Banks-Television Ltd., Ontario
  • North York Board of Education, Toronto, Ontario
  • Hamilton Teachers Federation, (“Reflections of an Artist as a Young Boy”)
  • Cedar Ridge Art Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario (Horizons #50-S)
  • Paul and Bobbie Speck, Toronto (many works)
  • Hamilton Art Gallery Private Collector (“Sun Bathers”)
  • J. Cameron, Private Collector (“Blind Leading the Blind”)
  • R.A. Dominco, Ontario - Sculpture (“Limitless Learning”)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ed Wilson, Claremont, Ontario (“Harmony in Focus”)
  • Art Gallery of Guelph (Painting #19S)

AWARDS 

  • 2016 - Mary Pratt - Award of Excellence 1st Prize – Etobicoke Art Gallery
  • 2011 - Artist Honorarium – Cedar Ridge
  • 1983 - Award of Excellence – North York Arts Council
  • 1968 - First Award – Glenhurst Arts Council, Brantford
  • 1967 - Ontario Centennial Purchase Award – 2 oils on Canvas
  • 1964 - Best of the Show Award, Kiwanis Festival
  • 1963 - Best oil of the Show Award, Four Seasons