William Duma

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Biography

William Duma was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1936. He received an “Honors Diploma” in 1962 from the Alberta College of Art. After graduating he traveled and studied for a year in Europe. He is a member of the Alberta Society of Artists and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1995.

Bill is primarily a landscape painter and is noted for the quality of light, color and strength of design in his works. Although his main area of interest for subject matter is the Alberta landscape, he has also painted the landscapes of the Yukon, Newfoundland, Ontario and the American Southwest.

He has always been attracted to the fall and winter seasons, these themes are predominant in his work. As an avid fly fisherman, rivers, lakes and streams are often a source of inspiration for summer paintings. Bill is also a keen golfer and a jazz musician. He plays an upright bass weekly with friends.

He has received a variety of awards for his painting: Medal winner and purchase award in an international Italian Show, Best of Show in the All Alberta Show, Artist of the Year and purchase award, Trout Unlimited Canada and the Alberta College of Art and Design Founder’s award of excellence.

During his many years as a painter has participated in numerous one-man and group shows throughout Canada and abroad. His work is represented in many major public, corporate and private collections in Canada, USA and Europe, such as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Massey Foundation Ottawa, the BC Government Collection, Mendel Art Gallery Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Alberta House in England and Japan, the Nickle Arts Museum, Edmonton Art Gallery, University of Alberta and the Glenbow Museum.

Artist Statement

Having a love of nature and her many moods, I would like to convey this feeling in my paintings in hope that others might find the same enjoyment: but also be stimulated into looking deeper within, where intimate moments with nature cause an inner awareness and we sense the integral relationship of nature, the universe and man.

Exhibitions

1964
All Alberta Show
Alberta Society of Artists
Winnipeg Biannual
One man show at Alberta College of Art
Two man traveling show through out Alberta 64-65 

1962, 1964, 1965
Calgary Graphic Show 

1965
One man show Jacox Gallery, Edmonton
Traveling show of Graphics circulated by the National Gallery of Canada 65-66
Canada throughout Eastern Canada 65-66

1966
One man show Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna

1973
One man show Cane Galleries, Calgary
Alberta Contemporary Drawing show
Quebec Graphic Show, Montreal

1974
Lafebvre Gallery, Edmonton
Alberta Artist – Sapporo Japan

1975
Landscape 5 – Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton
A.S.A Show – Edmonton Art Gallery
Prairie Landscape Artist (Traveling Show) Edmonton Art Gallery 75-76

1976
One man show Dandelion Gallery, Calgary

1977
Group show – Canadian Art Gallery

1978
One man show- Brock Gallery
Fine Art of Alberta Crafts – Commonwealth Games, Edmonton 

1979
Group show – Lafebvre Gallery, Edmonton
The Alberta Landscape – Edmonton Art Gallery
Alberta Society of Artists – Shell Gallery

1980
One man show  - Gold Design Gallery, Calgary

1981
One man show – Alberta Artist – West End Gallery, Edmonton
Alberta Artist – West End Gallery, Edmonton

1982
View Points – Group Show ASA, Muttart Gallery, Calgary
One Man Show – Edmonton Art Gallery
Three Prairie Painters – Gold Design Gallery, Calgary
Calgary Corporations Collect Realism – Gibson Consultants – Muttart Gallery 

1983
One Man show traveling throughout Southern Alberta 83-85
One man show – West End Gallery, Edmonton

1984
Alberta Art – Lemarchand Gallery, Edmonton
Calgary A Celebration – Gold Design, Calgary
ASA Show traveling through Japan 
Ontario Society of Artist & Alberta Society of Artist collaborative exhibition –travelling through Ontario & Alberta 84-85

1985
Landscapes of Western Canada – Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie
The Still Life – Virginia Christopher Gallery
Lakes, Rivers, Streams & Ponds – Gold Design Gallery

1986
Founders of the ACAD, Calgary

1987
Spaces & Places: 8 Decades of Alberta Landscape- traveling across Canada 
Two man show- Leighton Foundation
One man show – The Alberta Winter – Many Moods
The Associates – Celebrating a Decade of Alberta Art- Muttart Art Gallery

1988
Wintershow 88 – XV Olympic Winter Games – Arts Festival, Calgary
South of Highway 22X – Leighton Foundation
Rivers of the Crowsnest Pass – Label Mansion Gallery, Pincher Creek
One man Show – Bowan Arts Centre gallery, Lethbridge
The Big Canvas – Western Gallery, Edmonton
Second Impressions – Beaver House, Edmonton

1989
Tringle Gallery of Visual Arts
State of the Art, Group Show ASA
One man show – Alberta & the Southwest - Wallace Galleries Ltd

1990
One man show – Westend Gallery, Edmonton
Alberta Art Foundation Expiation – Sapporo Japan

1991
Myth & Magic – Alberta Society of Artist, Edmonton
One man show - Wallace Galleries Ltd
Alberta Society of Artist – Sixty Years, Edmonton Art Gallery

1992
One man show – West End Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery 

1994
Group Show – Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
Art Circle Exhibition – Triangle, Calgary

1995
Spring Values – ASA Muttart Gallery, Calgary
One man Show – Yukon Autumn – Alberta Winter - Wallace Galleries Ltd

1997
Tradition Transformed – The Urban Landscape – Triangle Gallery, Calgary

1998
Alberta Artists – Westend Gallery, Edmonton
Images & Reflections – Triangle Gallery, Calgary
Remembering Calgary – Glenbow Museum – Calgary

1999
Triple Take (Past, Present & Future), ASA – Muttart Gallery
Kaleidoscope – The Artist’s Circle –Triangle Gallery- Calgary
One Man Show – Diverse Directions - Wallace Galleries Ltd

2000
Creating a Legacy – Civic Art Collection – Triangle Gallery – Calgary
Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts – The Prairie Art Gallery – Grande Prairie
Kaleidoscope Traveling Exhibition – W.G. Expozeal – Amsterdam, Holland
Museum of Fine Arts – Ostrava, Czech Republic

2001
ASA 70th Anniversary Show – Leighton Foundation
One Man Show – Inner City Homes- Wallace Galleries Ltd
Blooming Prairie Traveling Exhibition – Edmonton Art Gallery
Bridging a New Century traveling exhibition – ASA

2002
One man show  Southern Alberta Landscape – Gust Gallery – Waterton Lakes National Park

2003-2005
Portrait of the Bow – Alberta Arts Foundation Traveling show in Alberta 2003-2005

2004
One man show –Images: Past & Present, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton
Samplings: A collection Gust & Trianon Gallery – Lethbridge Alberta

2005
One man show – Winter Light – Wallace Galleries Ltd
Memory & Identity – Alberta Society of Artists 75th Anniversary Traveling exhibition 2005-2006

2011 
Peaks of the Canadian Rockies  – Alberta Society of Artists - Lougheed House 

2012 
Alberta Landscape – Frank Slide Interpretive Centre - Crowsnestpass

2013 
Prarie Sentinels  – The art of Grain Elevator from A.C. Leighton to present - The Leighton Centre at the Lougheed House, Calgary
Winter Light Solo Exhibition  – Wallace Galleries Ltd, Calgary

2014 
Made for this Place  – Nickle Gallery at the University of Calgary, Calgary
Three Man Show;  Prairie Masters - The Leighton Art Centre

2015 
Creative Obsession  – A Celebration of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts: Members if the ACA - Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies - Banff 
Banks of the Elbow River – Wallace Galleries Ltd, Calgary

Awards

2002
Medal winner and Purchase Award – Italian International Show 
All Alberta Show – Open to artists residing in the province
Artist of the Year & Purchase Award – Trout Unlimited Canada 
ACAD Founders Award of Excellence – Alberta College of Art & Design

Collections (partial list)

Alberta Foundation for the Arts                           
Massey Foundation Collection, Ottawa
British Columbia Government               
River edge Foundation
Alberta House, London, Eng.                
Toronto Dominion Bank Collection
Calgary Civic Collection                          
Shell Oil Collection
Alberta House, Tokyo, Japan                
Alberta Government
Devonian Foundation                             
Gulf of Canada
Esso Resources                                         
Petro Canada
Nova Corporation                                    
Chevron Standard Limited
Alberta Energy Company Ltd.               
Pan Canadian
Canadian Petroleum Association          
R. Angus
Canadian Pacific Hotels            
Edmonton Art Gallery
S.N.C. Group Montreal                            
Siemens International, Montreal
Leighton Foundation                               
Defasco Inc.
Canadian Embassy - Philippines           
Petroleum Club
Gift from Premier to Gov't of China     
Alberta Pipe Line
Canadian Utilities Collection                  
Texaco Canada Resources
City Bank                                                     
St. Joseph's College
Home Oil                                                     
Alberta & Southern Gas Co. Ltd.
University of Alberta                                
Banff Public Library
First Western Trust Co.                           
The Hunter Group Inc.
Edmonton Art Gallery                             
Federal & Intergovernmental Affairs
Pan Continental Oil Ltd.                         
Alberta Governmental Telephones
Glenbow Museum                                    
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

Artist

William Duma

RCA
Price range: $650-$4950