MENU

GORDON SMITH GALLERY

ARTISTS FOR KIDS

SMITH FOUNDATION

The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. We are closed on holiday weekends.
Jean McEwen

Jean McEwen was born in 1923 in Montreal, Quebec. His mother was French Canadian, his father of Scottish descent. Much to the young McEwen's surprise, he had some of his early paintings accepted in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Annual Spring Exhibitions in 1949 and 1950. He also received favourable reviews from Quebec artist Paul-Emile Borduas, who encouraged him to travel to Paris to further his understanding of modem art and painting. Taking this advice, he spent three years in Paris and formed associations with Canadian artist Jean-Paul Riopelle and American artist, Sam Francis, who had a lasting effect on his future work. As one of the pioneers of the North American modernist art movement, he explored non-figurative colour and space relationships through his painting for more than 40 years. He passed away in Montreal in 1999. 

For information on available prints, please visit our AFK Editions.  ​​

ni plus, ni moins 1993.jpg