Gary Peter Slipper RCA (1934)
Gary Peter Slipper is a painter who was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He’s lived in Hamilton, Ontario (1960 – 65); Toronto, Ontario (1965 – 1988); and presently in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His mediums are oils, tempera, pencil, ink, mixed mediums and grisaille. His subjects are fantasy, dreams,spiritual, mythology, still life, portraits, nudes and figures. His style is surrealist.
He studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta (1948); the Vancouver School of Art, B.C. (1950); the American Academy of Art, Chicago (1951 – 1952); the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid (1953) and in Florence, Italy (1954). His works are also influenced by study of the 15th and 16th century Flemish school of painters.
He has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows starting in 1958 to present; including the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts in 1963. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1977.
His works are in many private, corporate and public collections. The public collections include the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Loyola University (Montreal), the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Queen's University, Kingston), the Confederation Art Gallery & Museum (Charlottetown, P.E.I.), the Windsor Art Gallery (Ontario), and the McCord Museum (Montreal).
He is listed in A Dictionary of Canadian Artists (1974), by Colin S.MacDonald, published by Canadian Paperbacks Ltd. (8 volumes); and in The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction (2001), by Anthony R. Westbridge and Diana L. Bodnar, published by Westbridge Publications Ltd. (4 volumes). His work is also discussed and illustrated in the book Agnes Etherington Art Centre Queen's University at Kingston (1968), by Frances K. Smith, published by The Agnes Etherington Centre (195 pgs, B&W).
Prepared and contributed by M.D. Silverbrooke