Ted Godwin

1933 - 2013

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Biography

1962 Painting at Stratford Exhibition. A painter must be involved as deeply and completely in life as possible for it is only through living that "life" can be assessed, re-arranged, or mirrored. My painting is a process of discovery and evaluation of the internal and external forces I apprehend. These stimuli are re-arranged to become part of my personal vocabulary of abstraction. The success of a work is dependent upon how well the stimulus has been absorbed and the degree of command I have established over the image and the artifices used to create it with.

1965 NMAG Exhibition 

My concern while making a painting is in obtaining a cohesive order of a group of images and events. Viewers (I prefer to call them participants) establish rapport at the level of generalities rather than with the events or situations that concerned me while making the work.

A painting should interrupt the surface it is on, posing a confrontation between itself and things animate and inanimate in it's environment.

‚ÄčI prefer paintings to be environmental to the extent that the viewer is sufficiently involved in all or some of the external dimensions.

BORN

August 13th, 1933, Calgary, Alberta

EDUCATION

1951 - 1955  Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art, Emma Lake Artist"s workshops
1959            Barnett Newman
1960            John Ferren
1964            Jules Olitski
1965            Lawrence Alloway (Admin. co-ordinator & Participant)

EMPLOYMENT

1955 - 1964  Display Artist and Show-card writer
                   Art Director Television
                   Neon Sign Designer
                   Canada Council Grant - Greece 1962-1963
1964 - 2000  University of Regina, Faculty of Fine Arts 

EXHIBITIONS

1955     London, OT - Young Contemporaries (group)*
1958     Calgary, AB - Allied Art Centre 
1959     Ottawa, OT. - 3rd Biennial Canadian Art N. Gall.*
1960    Regina, SK - The May Show - N.M.A.G. (group)
1961     Regina, SK - Win Hedore Exhibition - N.M.A.G.
1961     Ottawa, OT - Five Painters From Regina N.G.*
1961     Ottawa, OT- 4th Biennial of Canadian Art N.G.* 
1962     Stratford, OT - Shakespere Festival*
1962     Toronto, OT- Three from Regina D. Cameron Gallery Toronto*
1962     Ottawa, OT- Two-Man Show Blue Barn Gall.*
1962     Montreal, P.Q. - Two-Man Show - Mtl. Mus. Fine Art*
1964     Winnipeg, MN- Winnipeg Biennial (group)*
1965     Regina, SK- N.M.A.G.
1965     Ottawa, OT- 6th Biennial Canadian Art*
1966     Winnipeg, MN- Univ. of Man.
1966     Ontario Art Circuit - (touring)
1967     Atlantic Art Circuit - (touring)
1967     Calgary, AB- Allied Art Centre
1967     Fredericton, N.B. - Saskatchewan Painters
    Lord Beaverbrook Gallery*
1967     Ottawa, OT - Blue Barn Gallery
1967     Montreal P.Q. - Canadian Pavillion Expo 67 (group)*
1968     Regina, SK- (Tartans) Dunlop Gall
1968     Toronto, OT- Painting 68 AGO (group)*
1968     Winnipeg, MN - The Winnipeg Show W.A.G. (group)*
1968     Regina, SK - Faculty Exhibition NMAG (group)*
1968     Montreal, P.Q. - Selected Sask. Painters Waddington*
1970     Regina, SK - Regina Invitational Exh. NMAG (group)&
1971     Vancouver, BC - Bau-Xi Gallery Selects (group)*
1971     Toronto, OT- York University
1971     Vancouver, BC - Bau-Xi Gallery
1971     Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Art Gall.
1971     Galway, Eire - Two-Person Show (Phyllis & Ted Godwin
    Kenny's Art Gallery*
1974     Regina, SK - Dying Orchids Perry's Art Centre
1974     Hamilton, OT- 9 out of 10 (survey excl. Ont.)*
1974     Victoria, BC - Bau-Xi Gallery
1974     Toronto. OT- Ontario Community Collects 1776-1975*
1974     Moose Jaw, SK - Landscapes *
1976     Ottawa, OT- Emma Lake and after Nat. Gall.*
1976     Waterloo, OT- Two Person Show (Phyllis) Univ. Gall.*
1976     Montreal, PQ - Saskatchewan at the Olympics (group) 
    Mendel Saskatoon - Dunlop - Regina*
1976     Winnipeg, MN- 64-74 Survey - Subway art Gall.
1976     Winnipeg, MN- Rocks, Flowers, Scissors Subway Gall.
1976     Regina, SK - Rocks, Flowers, Scissors & Sculp.
    Dunlop Art Gallery
1977     Toronto, OT - Dying Orchids & Tartans Bau-Xi Gall.
1977     Calgary, AB - Canadian Art Gall.
1977     Edmonton, AB- Lefebvre Gallery
1977     Calgary, AB - Western Summer #1 Canadian Art Gall.
1977     Winnipeg, MN - Western Summer #2 Subway Art Gall.
1978     Toronto, OT - Western Summer Bau-Xi Gall.
1978     Calgary, AB - Canadian Art Gall.
1979     Toronto, OT - Bau-XI Gall.
1979     Winnipeg, MN - Phoenix Group sh. Cardigan-Milne Gall.
1979     Vancouver, BC - Bau-Xi Gallery
1980     Toronto, OT - Western Summer #3 - Bau-Xi Gall.
1980     Calgary, AB - Western Summer #4 Canadian Art Gall.
1980     Vancouver, BC - Bau-Xi Gallery
1980     Calgary, AB - Glenbow Art Museum
1980     Calgary & Edmonton, AB - Alberta Now (group tour)*
1980     Calgary, AB - Historical Survey of Watercolour in Alberta 
    Glenbow Art Museum (group)*
1980     Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Watercolour 1905-1980
    Mendel Art Gallery (group)*
1980     Toronto, OT - Western Summer #5 - Daysend on Moab Bau-Xi Gallery
1980     Edmonton, AB - The Big Picture Edmonton Art Gallery*
1981     Vancouver, BC - Western summer #6 Bau-Xi
1981     Regina, SK - Two-person Show (phyllis) Assiniboia G.*
1981     Creemore, OT- The Regina Five 1961-1981 (touring)*
1981     Regina, SK - Faculty Exhibition N.M.A.G. (group)*
1982     Toronto, OT- Spiritscapes Bau-Xi Gallery
1982    Calgary, AB - New Work Canadian Art Gall.
1982     Vancouver, BC - New Work - Bau-Xi Gallery
1983     Toronto. OT - A day on the Highwood Bau-Xi Gall.
1983     Calgary, AB - The Portals - Canadian Art Gall.
1983     Regina, SK - New Work Phyllis and Ted Assiniboia
1984     Toronto, OT- New Work Bau-Xi Gallery
1984     Vancouver, BC - New Work Bau-Xi Gallery
1985     Regina, SK - Phyllis and Ted Assiniboia Gallery
1985     Toronto, OT- Irish series & Ophelia Observed
    Bau-Xi Gallery
1985     Calgary, AB - Wild Rice, Lily Pads, & Summer
    Breezes - Canadian Art Galleries 
1986     Regina, SK- Assiniboia Gallery
1986     Vancouver, BC - Bau-Xi Gallery
1986     Calgary, AB - Founder's Show Alberta College of Art *
1987     Regina, SK - Wild Rice, Lily Pad, & Summer Breezes 
    Farewell - Paper works - Assiniboia
1987     Calgary, AB - Wild Rice, Lily Pads, & Summer Breezes
    Farewell - Canadian Art Galleries
1988     Toronto, OT- Gallery Moos Limited
1988     Ottawa, OT- National Gallery Inaugural Exhibition*
1988     Calgary, AB - From the Landscape - Alberta College of Art *
1989     Vancouver, BC- Recent Painting Bau-Xi Gallery
1989     Vancouver, BC - Recent Painting Simon Fraser University B.C.
1989     Calgary, AB - Landscape into Painting Alberta College of Art * 
1989     Saskatoon, SK - flat Side of the Landscape:
    The Emma lake Artist's Workshops *
    Vancouver Art Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Windsor, and the     Mackenzie Art Gallery Regina.*
1992     Regina, SK- Lower Bow (four One Man shows ensemble) 
    Lower Bow book Launch MacKenzie Art Gallery
1992     Calgary, AB - Lower Bow Canadian Art gallery Mar 10-28
1992     Regina, Sask. - Lower Bow Assiniboia Art Gallery Mar 10-28
1992     Toronto, OT- Lower bow Bau-Xi Gallery Mar. 10-28
1992     Vancouver, BC - Lower Bow Bau-Xi Gallery Mar. 10-28
1992     Toronto, OT McMichael Canadian Art Centre June 28- Sept.13 (group)
1992-94 Quebec City, PQ Crisis of Abstraction Musee de Quebec, National Gallery of     Canada Ottawa OT, Mackenzie Art Gallery Regina, SK, Glenbow Museum     Calgary, AB, Art Gallery of Hamilton Hamilton, OT
1993     Toronto, OT Zoomorphism - Bau-Xi Gallery February 16 - March 6
1993     Regina, SK Assiniboia Gallery Nov 27 - Dec 11 (3 person Show) Phyllis Godwin,     Teddi Dreidiger (daughter) and moi!*
1993     Taejon, Korea Expo 93 Reflecting Paradise*
1993     Calgary, AB New Work - definitely Canadian Art Galleries Dec.4th -31 
1993-94 Winnipeg, MN Achieving the Modern - Wpg. Art Gallery, Confederation     Art     Centre PEI, Mendel Art Gallery Saskatoon SK, Edmonton. Art Gallery AB, Art     Gallery of Windsor OT*
1994     Vancouver, BC - Telegraph Cove Bau-Xi Art Gallery Sept. 5 - 24
1994     Mandalas Bau-Xi Van., 
    Candadian Art Galleries Calgary,
    Assiniboia Art Gallery Regina SK, 
    Bau-Xi Art Gallery To. OT
1995     50 years - Canadian Art Galleries - Fall*
1995     Kluane Assiniboia Art Gallery Regina SK October
1995     Kluane Canadian Art Galleries Calgary AB November
1995-96 Over there, Out here: Paris, Emma Lake, Banff, Calgary - Glenbow*
1996     Ted Godwin’s Kluane Yukon Arts Centre Whitehorse, Yukon
1996     Spring Kluane double show Bau-Xi Toronto - Bau-Xi Van (open same day) 
1997     North and Northwest images from the land of the Dene, Kwakiutl, and T’iemshian     Bau Xi Toronto
1998    Introduction Wallace Galleries, Calgary AB
1998     Drohan, Godwin and Lochhead Landscapes Wallace Galleries
1999     Regina Five historical - Wallace Galleries (Mckay Retro tie in)
1999     Assiniboia Galleries three person book launch show Ted Godwin, Phyllis Godwin,     and Luther Pokrant 
1999     Book Launch - Messages from the Real World - A Handbook for the emerging     Artist 
1999     Ted Godwin RCA The Tartan Year 1967 - 1976 opening Nickle Arts Museum     September 24th 
1999     Ted Godwin Beyond the Tartan Years Wallace Galleries September 24
1999 - 2002 Ted Godwin RCA The Tartan Years 1967 - 1976 tour 
    Mackenzie Art Gallery Regina SK Spring 2000
    Carleton University Art Gallery Ottawa, OT Fall 2000
    Confederation Art Centre Charlottetown, PEI Winter 2001
    Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery Oshawa OT, Fall 2001
2000     One man Assiniboia Gallery
2000     One Man Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto Fall
2000     “In the Land of the Kutenai”, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB 
2000     Bau-Xi Galleries, Toronto, Bright waters & significant images from former lives
2000     Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK, New Work
2001     Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver, “Lost Lake and other Considerations 
2001     Wallace Gallery Calgary AB “Kenauk” series September
2002     Bau-Xi Vancouver & Toronto “Kenauk Two”
2002     Assiniboia Gallery, “Regina Kenauk Three”
2003     Wallace Galleries, Calgary, “The Newfoundland Suite”
2004     Bau-Xi To. And Van. The waters of Nova Scotia 
2005     Wallace Galleries Calgary scheduled for Fall - Eastern Considerations 
2007     Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto May5th Nootka Sound 
2007     Assiniboia Gallery Regina Three person with wife and daughter September
2008    Ted Godwin: The Regina Five Years, 1957 - 1967, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
2008    Ted Godwin: The Regina Five Years, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB
2009     Ted Godwin: The Regina Five Years, 1957 - 1967, Mackenzie Art Gallery, 
    Regina, SK
2011    Ted Godwin: The Regina Five Years, 1957 - 1967, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 
    Fredericton, NB
2014    Ted Godwin Remembered, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB
    Bau-Xi: Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON

 

Major Publications - Critical Reviews and / or Reproduction of Work

N.B. Items asterisked (*) indicate book publications concerned solely with Ted Godwin

1962     Canadian Art Magazine
1966     Painting in Canada - a History J. Russell Harper
1970     Canadian Art Today - Studio International Will Townsend
1972     Contemporary Canadian Painting - 24 Artists -William Withrow
1972     ArtsCanada
1973     Oxford History of Canadian Painting - Dennis Reid
1974     Towards a People's Art; a History of Canadian Painting - Barry Lord
1976     Ontario Community Collects; Canadian Painting 1776 to the present
1976     ArtsWest - Lora Burke
1978     The Canadian Forum - Ted Godwin in conversation with Joan Murray
1979     ArtsCanada
1979     Artist's Review - Sheila Stanley -
1980     ArtsWest Oct.
1980     Calgary Herald Oct Exh. review Tousley
1981     Globe and Mail Feb. Exh. review May
1982     Globe and mail - Feb. Exh. review May
1983     Calgary Herald - April Exh. review Tousley
1983     VISIONS - 13 part TV series TV Ontario
1983     Contemporary Canadian Art - Burnett & Schiff
1988     Art Carleton - Barbara Stevenson University of Carleton Press
1989     Mendel Art Gallery The flat side of the Landscape
1991     Alberta Art Foundation film For Television distribution "Investing in Art"1
1991     Lower Bow Exhibition and Lower Bow book Regina leader Post (Nov)
*1991    Lower Bow - Ted Godwin
1991     Claridge -Montreal (book)
1992     Lower Bow Exhibition reviewed Calgary Herald,
1992     Lower Bow Book reviewed Alberta Report March
1992     Lower Bow Book and exhibition reviewed in Cityscope (May/June)
1993     Reflecting Paradise Expo 93 Korea
1993     Celebrating the Littoral in Landscape Times Colonist Victoria BC2
1993     Achieving the Modern Winnipeg Art Gallery Press
1993     The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada - the 1950's
1997     Treasured Moments Jim Kurtz memorial book
1997     M.C. Treasured Moments evening Saskatchewan Hotel Regina SK
1998     Kiyooka & Regina Five Film Bravo Channel and CBC National (Documentary film on Kiyooka and Regina Five)
*1999    Messages from the Real World - A Handbook for the emerging Artist - Ted Godwin
*1999    Ted Godwin, RCA The Tartan Years 1967 – 1976 Dr Anne Davis
1999     Recipient Saskatchewan Book Award best new educational publication for     "Messages from the Real World - A Handbook for the emerging Artist"
2001     "A World Away" Documentary film on the Regina Five premiered Bravo Channel     June
2002     75th anniversary Alumni Awards of excellence Alberta College of Art
*2002    The Studio Handbook for working Artists expanded new edition of 1999     publication Messages
2003     Between New York and the North Pole - a film on Emma Lake
2005     Speaker Emma Lake Fifty Years - Emma Lake

Miscellaneous

1958     Second prize N.E.S.A. (international neon design competition)
1964     Merit Award - Winnipeg Biennial
1965     Initiated & Organized Nathan Stolow Seminar on Contemporary Painting Media
1968     Winnipeg Show Purchase Award
1970     Organized Regina invitational Exhibition N.M.A.G.
1974     Royal Canadian Academy (R.C.A. elect)
1978     Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Medal
1985     February 22nd sobriety date
1987     Quit Smoking
1987     Inducted Fine Arts Archives - University of Regina
1988-91 Member Calgary Allied Arts Foundation
1990-91 Chairman Calgary Allied Arts Foundation
2000     Professor Emeritus University of Regina
2001     Award of Excellence Alberta College of Art “Governors’ Award of Excellence”
2001     Award of Honorary Doctorate University of Regina, Regina SK Fall convocation 01

Major Collections - Partial

Agnes Etherington Art Centre3
Alberta Art Foundation
Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Bank of Montreal
Bennet Jones
BP Canada
Canada Council Art Bank
Canadian Embassy Washington
Canadian Embassy Kiev
CanaRim
CBC
City of Toronto
Confederation Art Centre
Crown Life
Czar Resources
Daon Developement
Esso Resources Canada
Glenbow Art Museum
Gulf Oil
Hart House
Imperial oil
Inco
John Shaw Hong Kong
Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Manufacturers Life
MMK Co Ltd Tokyo
National Gallery of Canada
Norcen
Osler, Hoskins & Harcourt
Peter Whyte Foundation
Petro-Can
Polysar
Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery
Royal Bank
Sabine Canada Ltd.
Saskatchewan Arts Board
Seneca College
Shell Resources Canada Ltd.
The Permanent
Thorne Riddell
Toronto-Dominion Bank
Touche Ross
Triarch
University of Regina
University of Sask.
University of Calgary
University of Manitoba
WestCoast Petroleum Ltd.
First Energy Capital Corp

Artist

Ted Godwin

OC, LLD, RCA
1933 - 2013
Price range: $300-$50,000