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Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2014 Long ListPress Release

Today the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s leading contemporary photography award, announced its most diverse long list to date, as submitted by a group of international nominators.

Tickets for Francis Bacon & Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty at the AGO go on sale March 21Press Release

The tortured British painter Francis Bacon, whose triptych recently set a new record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, makes his Canadian debut this spring at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) alongside rarely-seen works by the British sculptor Henry Moore in the exhibition Francis Bacon & Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty.

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    From the Collections

    David Milne
    born near Burgoyne, Ontario, 1882; died Bancroft, Ontario, 1953
    Pink Billboard, around 1912
    oil on canvas, 51.0 x 51.0 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Francois Boucher
    born and died Paris, France, 1703-1770
    The Wooden Shoes, 1768
    oil on canvas, 62.2 x 52.1 cm
    Purchase, Frank P. Wood Endowment, 1978
    Cornelius Krieghoff
    born Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1815; died Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1872
    St. Anne s Falls, 1859
    oil on canvas, 50.9 x 63.2 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Mattia Preti
    born Taverna, Italy, 1613; died Valletta, Malta, 1699
    St. Paul the Hermit, around 1656-1660
    oil on canvas, 233.7 x 181.0 cm
    Purchase, Frank P. Wood Endowment, 1968
    James Wilson Morrice
    born Montreal, Canada East (now Quebec), 1865; died Tunis, Tunisia, 1924
    Beast of Burden, around 1912-1913
    oil on wood, 12.4 x 15.0 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Headdress
    Bokyi, Nigeria
    late 1800s to early 1900s
    wood, skin, textiles, hair, plant fibres
    39.5 x 32.8 x 17.8 cm
    Gift from the Frum Collection, 1999
    Miniature Prisoner of War Ship Model
    Great Britain, probably made by French sailors
    between 1795 and 1815
    bone, wood, boxwood, ivory, paper
    23.6 x 8.4 x 27.9 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Jan Albertsz. Rotius
    born Medemblik, The Netherlands, 1615 or 1624; died Hoorn, The Netherlands, 1666 or 1674
    Portrait of a Young Girl with Carnations, 1663
    oil on canvas, 118.1 x 96.5 cm
    Gift of Miss L. Aileen Larkin, 1945
    J.E.H. MacDonald
    born Durham, England, 1873; died Toronto, Ontario, 1932
    Fall Evening, Thornhill, 1930
    oil on wood-pulp board, 21.5 x 26.4 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Edouard Baldus
    born Westphalia, Germany, 1813; died Paris, France, 1889
    Toulon; plate 69 of Chemins de Fer de Paris a Lyon et a la Mediterranee, after 1861
    albumen print from a glass plate negative, 27.9 x 43.3 cm
    Gift from Jane Corkin in memory of Alkis Klonaridis, 2008

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