Arthur Fortescue (Art) McKay
(1926 - 2000)
Arthur Fortescue (Art) McKay was active/lived in Saskatchewan, British Columbia / Canada. Arthur McKay is known for abstract expressionist painting, printmaking, teaching.
Photo courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan.
Biography Arthur Fortescue (Art) McKay
Arthur Fortescue McKay (1926 – 2000)
An important Canadian painter, draftsman, printmaker and an influential educator, Art McKay (aka: Arthur McKay; aka: Arthur Fortescue McKay) was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan; worked most of his life in Regina, Saskatchewan (1950 – 1994); and died in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada (near Vancouver) where he had lived since 1994.
He first gained national recognition exhibiting as a member of the group of artists known as The Regina Five (c.1959 – 1966). His work and theirs is considered a milestone in the development of abstract art in Canada. His works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and at the National Gallery of Canada, they were also included in Clement Gre
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