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AGO People's Choice

Top Ten Favourite Artwork Chosen by our visitors!

From November – February 2015, we asked our visitors to vote for their favourite artwork in the AGO’s collection. Here’s what they chose:


  1. 1. Christi Belcourt, The Wisdom of the Universe

    Christi Belcourt, Canadian, born 1966
    The Wisdom of the Universe, 2014
    171 × 282 cm, acrylic on canvas
    Purchased with funds donated by Greg Latremoille, 2014

    Gallery 225

  2. 2. Augustus Edwin John, The Marchesa Casati

    Augustus Edwin John, British, 1878 – 1961
    The Marchesa Casati, 1919
    96.5 x 68.6 cm, oil on canvas
    Purchase, 1934

    Available until April 27 in Gallery 142 and then in Gallery 125

  3. 3. Paterson Ewen, Halley's Comet as seen by Giotto

    Paterson Ewen, Canadian, 1925 – 2002
    Halley's Comet as seen by Giotto, 1979
    229 x 244 cm, acrylic and fluorescent paint on galvanized steel and gouged plywood
    Anonymous Gift, 1994

    Available until May 11 in Gallery 223 and then in Gallery 230

  4. 4. Kent Monkman, The Academy

    Kent Monkman, Canadian, born 1965
    The Academy, 2008
    205.7 x 297.2 cm, acrylic on canvas
    Purchased with the assistance of the David Yuile and Mary Elizabeth Hodgson Fund, 2008

    Gallery 238

  5. 5. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Pope Gregory XV

    Gian Lorenzo Bernini
    Pope Gregory XV, 1621
    Marble, 83.2 x 62.3 x 32.4 cm (with marble base)
    Gift of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, 1997

    Gallery 121

  6. 6. John William Waterhouse, “I am half sick of shadows,” said the Lady of Shalott

    John William Waterhouse, British, 1849 – 1917
    “I am half sick of shadows,” said the Lady of Shalott, 1915
    100.3 x 73.7 cm, oil on canvas
    Gift of Mrs. Philip B. Jackson, 1971

    Available until April 27 in Gallery 134 and then in Gallery 125

  7. 7. Emily Carr, Trees in the Sky

    Emily Carr, Canadian, 1871 – 1945
    Trees in the Sky, 1939
    111.6 x 68.7 cm, oil on canvas
    Gift of Richard m. Ivey, 2008
    Chuck Close , American, born 1940
    Kent, 1970 – 1971
    254 x 228.6 cm, acrylic on canvas
    Purchase, 1971

    Gallery 224 in the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia exhibition

  8. 8. Chuck Close, Kent

    Chuck Close , American, born 1940
    Kent, 1970 - 1971
    254 x 228.6 cm, acrylic on canvas
    Purchase, 1971

    Gallery 128

  9. 9. Alex Colville, Soldier and Girl at Station

    Alex Colville
    Soldier and Girl at Station, 1953
    Glazed tempera on hardboard, 40.6 x 61 cm.
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario.

    On loan. See it at the AGO this fall.

  10. 10. Auguste Rodin, The Thinker

    Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 – 1917
    The Thinker, 1880; cast early 1920s
    69.9 cm, bronze
    Gift of Mrs. O.D. Vaughan, 1977

    Gallery 125

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