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Contemporary Art | David Thauberger, R.C.A.

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Yukon Lake 2009

Technique: acrylic on paper

Dimensions: 37 x 46.5 in.

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About the Artist

David Thauberger was born in Holdfast, Saskatchewan in 1948. He was educated at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina, where he graduated with a Fine Arts degree in 1971, and received Masters degrees from California State University in Sacramento and the University of Montana in Missoula. All three degrees were in ceramics. Although he continued to work in clay, Thauberger began to teach himself to paint.

He was strongly influenced by California Funk Art and Chicago Imagism, which he was introduced to through Regina sculpture David Gilhoolly. But it was eventually the work of Saskatchewan folk artists that helped him find his voice as an artist. He organized Grassroots Saskatchewan, the first major exhibition of Saskatchewan folk art, in 1976 and worked for the Saskatchewan Arts Board as a consultant for many years. He has lived in Regina since 1973.

During his career as an artist, Thauberger has received many awards, honours and major commissions. These have included the design of several stamps for Canada Post, limited edition prints for the Province of Saskatchewan 75th Anniversary, covers for books and magazines, and a limited edition print for the Canada Council Art Bank. Included in Thauberger's list of honours is the 1981 award for the most creative bathtub in Regina's annual "Pile O' Bones Day Bathtub Race".

Selected Exhibitions

Glenbow Museum

Saskatchewan Touring Exhibitions

Swift Current National Exhibition Centre

Canada House Cultural Centre, London, England

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

49th Parallel Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, New York, NY

Memorial University, Wt. John's Nfld.

Selected Collections

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; California State University, Sacramento, Calif.; Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Clarkson Gordon; Coca Cola; Confederation Art Centre, Charlottetown, PEI; Esso Resources Canada Limited; Glenbow Museum, Calgary; Hallmark Cards; Hamilton Art Gallery, Ont.; London Regional Art Gallery, Ont., MacDonald-Stewart Art Centre, Guelph; McMaster University, Hamilton; McLeod, Young, Wier; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Memorial University Gallery, St. John's, Nfld.; Petro Canada; Playboy Enterprises Ltd.; Reader's Digest; Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa; Sun Life, Vancouver; Vancouver Art Gallery; Via Rail Canada; Xerox Canada MASTERS GALLERY EXHIBITIONS November 2007 Chambers of Commerce


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