16 x 30", 22 x 36" Framed
Woodcut, edition 4/15
Painter, printmaker, and draughtsman, Don Wright was born in 1931 in Timmins, Ontario. He studied printmaking with Fred Hagen at the Ontario College of Art (1959-66) and in 1967 moved with his family to Newfoundland. From 1967-83, he worked in Memorial University's Extension Services, maintained an active teaching career, and continued to produce his own art. In 1972 in partnership with Heide Oberheide, he co-founded the St. Michael's Printshop on the Avalon Peninsula - it was the province's first professional printmaking facility for artists and it attracted artists from across the country. Wright, a hemophiliac, contracted HIV through a blood transfusion, and died of AIDS- related causes in 1988. In 1990, the Memorial University Art Gallery toured a retrospective of Wright's work nationally.
This is a tax free event supporting the Tuckamore Festival.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
We are excited to announce an upcoming fundraising auction in partnership with the Tuckamore Festival. There will be a range of unique experiences and fine art on offer, including original works by Jean Claude Roy, Don Wright, Robert Mellin RCA, Mike Gough, Emily Pittman, Stephanie Fehrenbach, Jessica Winters and others. All proceeds support the festival’s Young Artist Program for emerging young musicians and composers.
Live viewing and reception is taking place Thursday, May 5 from 7-9pm. Contact email@example.com for details.