Marion Nicoll

The next Artist You Need To Know is Marion Nicoll (1909 – 1985). Nicoll is often cited as one of the first abstract painters in the history of art in the province of Alberta. She was a trailblazer in other ways, including becoming the first woman instructor at the...

Jaan Poldaas

Our next Artist You Need To Know is Jaan Poldaas (1948-2018). Poldaas was a painter best known for his hard-edge abstract painting, both in his prolific production and as an advocate for this art form. Since the 1970s Poldaas’ “sophisticated and rigorous...

Jean Hélion

Our next Artist You Need To Know is Jean Hélion (1904–1987). Hélion (1904 – 1987) was a French painter who “worked with both non-objective and figurative painting over the course of his career, often straddling the two” : his abstract compositions...

Jorge Galindo

Our next Artist You Need To Know is Jorge Galindo. Galindo was born in 1958 in Madrid, Spain, and studied in the workshops of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. He’s been making work for more than three decades : his artworks are immediately recognizable for...

Hortense Gordon

Our next Artist You Need To Know is Hortense Gordon (1886 – 1961).  Hortense Mattice Gordon was a Canadian artist, arts advocate and educator : she was one of two female founding members (the other being previously featured Artist You Need To Know Alexandra...