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AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2016 WinnerPress Release

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aimia are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. Chosen by public vote, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg will receive C$50,000. Runners-up Talia Chetrit (USA), Jimmy Robert (France) and Elizabeth Zvonar (Canada) will each receive $5,000 to support their photography practices.

Rebecca Belmore wins the 2016 Gershon Iskowitz PrizePress Release

The award, which is presented annually to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada, includes a $50,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the AGO within two years.

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    From the Collections

    Francois Boucher
    born and died Paris, France, 1703-1770
    Young Country Girl Dancing, around 1765-1770
    black, red and white chalk and stump on buff laid paper, 46.2 x 29.2 cm
    Purchased as a gift of the Salamander Foundation and the Marvin Gelber Fund with the assistance of the Department of Canadian Heritage under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, 1998
    Walter Trier
    born Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), 1890; died Collingwood, Ontario, 1951
    The Meeting of the Big Three: Henry Moore, 1945
    watercolour and gouache on paper, 29.2 x 23.5 cm
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fodor (Nicholas and Margaret), 1981
    Venus with Cupid and Paris (The Judgment of Paris)
    Southern Germany, early 18th century
    ivory, 26.7 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Paul Kane
    born Mallow, Ireland, 1810; died Toronto, Ontario, 1871
    Indian Encampment on Lake Huron, around 1845
    oil on canvas, 48.3 x 73.7 cm
    Purchase, 1932
    J.E.H. MacDonald
    born Durham, England, 1873; died Toronto, Ontario, 1932
    Lake O Hara, Rockies, 1926
    oil on wood-pulp board, 21.5 x 26.6 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Horse and Rider
    Senufo Artist, Ivory Coast, possibly 1800s
    copper alloy, 12.0 x 9.5 x 4.3 cm
    Gift from the Frum Collection, 1999
    Clarence Gagnon
    born and died Montreal, Quebec, 1881-1942
    A Quebec Village Street, Winter, 1920
    oil on canvas, 56.5 x 74.2 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Giovanni del Biondo
    born Casentino, Italy, around 1330/35; died Florence, Italy, 1398
    Vision of St. Benedict
    tempera and gold leaf on wood, 35.8 x 39.3 cm
    Gift of A. L. Koppel, 1953
    Shaman s Amulet
    Tlingit, Southeast Alaska, around 1840
    sperm whale tooth, abalone shell
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Thomas Gainsborough
    born Sudbury, England, 1727; died London, England, 1788
    Wooded Landscape with Herdsmen and Cattle, around 1775-1780
    black chalk and grey-black washes,
    heightened with white gouache on laid paper, 28.0 x 37.6 cm
    Purchase, 1985


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