Ian Wallace was born in 1943 in England, then soon after moved to
Canada with his family and settled in West Vancouver, BC in 1953. Wallace
graduated from UBC with an MA in Art History in 1968. He was strongly
influenced by professors BC Binning and Ian Baxter who helped him appreciate
the potential of “concept” in the development of historical and contemporary
imagery. He is a senior member of a group of conceptual artists who became
recognized as the “Vancouver School” following an exhibition at the 49th
Parallel Gallery in New York City in 1985. He is best known for his
contemporary approach to linking painting with photography, and for his
critical writings on art and art history. He is also a highly respected
educator. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2012.
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