This is George Fertig

By Gwylym Owen

George Fertig (1915–1983) was a Canadian artist. He was born in Carmangay, Alberta and died in Burnaby, British Columbia. He began subsequent to photography in his further on 20s and started oil painting at the age of 24. In 1941 he moved to Vancouver from Trail. He exhibited in the B.C. Artists Annual Exhibition in the 1940s and ahead of time 50s. But gone the rise of abstractionism and the confines of the sociopolitical climate of the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Vancouver School of Art, his take action was rarely seen outdoor of the Gallery of B.C. Arts in the 1960s and 70s. The Burnaby Art Gallery held a retrospective of his conduct yourself in 2010 and his daughter Mona Fertig wrote and published The Life and Art of George Fertig, the 3rd sticker album in the Unheralded Artists of BC series-Mother Tongue Publishing, for the exhibition.

He was profoundly influenced by world art: Gauguin, Chardin, and the writings of Carl Jung. Fertig, along in the circulate of David Marshall, Peter Paul Ochs, Jock Hearn, LeRoy Jensen, Frank Molnar, and Jack Ackroyd, belongs to a outfit of neglected artists that are portion of Vancouver art records of the 1940s, 50s & 60s.[citation needed] George Fertig was married to Evelyn (née Luxa) Fertig (1925–1994). They have two daughters.

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