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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

    Tankard: Bacchanal with the Drunken Silenus, and the Infant Silenus, mid-17th century
    Based on the 1616-1617 painting by Peter Paul Rubens
    Ivory: German Sculptor
    Silver: David Schwestermüller
    born Ulm, Germany, 1596; died Augsburg, Germany, 1678
    ivory and gilded silver; leather case, 30.0 x 22.5 x 16.0 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Linneaus Tripe
    born Plymouth Deck (now Devonport), England, 1822; died Devonport, England, 1902
    Madura. The Great Pagoda, Mootoo Alaghur and East Gopurum from Tank 1858
    albumen print from waxed paper negative, 31.4 x 38.3 cm
    Gift of Dr. Shashi Dewan and Janet Dewan, 1994
    Snuff Bottle
    Chinese, 18th century
    glass, bronze, pink tourmaline, gilded metal, ivory, 6.6 x 5.4 x 1.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    James Tissot
    born Nantes, France, 1836; died Buillon, France, 1902
    The Shop Girl, 1883-1885
    oil on canvas, 146.1 x 101.6 cm
    Gift from Corporations' Subscription Fund, 1968
    Tom Thomson
    born Claremont, Ontario, 1877; died Canoe Lake (Algonquin Park), Ontario, 1917
    Early Spring, 1917
    oil on wood, 21.6 x 26.8 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    John William Waterhouse
    born Rome, Italy, 1849; died London, England, 1917
    I am half sick of shadows, said the Lady of Shalott, 1915
    oil on canvas, 100.3 x 73.7 cm
    Gift of Mrs. Philip B. Jackson, 1971
    Diptych: Scenes from the Passion of Christ
    around 1275-1300 (?), France (Paris)
    ivory, gilding, 18.8 x 19.4 x 1.1 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    William Blair Bruce
    born Hamilton, Canada West (now Ontario), 1859; died Stockholm, Sweden, 1906
    Landscape with Poppies, 1887
    oil on canvas, 27.3 x 33.8 cm
    Purchase, with assistance from Wintario, 1977
    Seal Figure
    Old Bearing Sea, around 300 BC-500 AD
    ivory, 1.8 x 2.6 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Gustave Le Gray
    born Villiers-le Bel, France, 1820; died Cairo, Egypt, 1884
    Le soleil couronné, Normandie, 1856-57
    albumen print from wet collodion negatives, 41.4 x 31.8 cm
    Gift of Ann and Harry Malcolmson, 2008

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