Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Art Gallery of Windsor’s Portrait of the Region

Ford Motor Company’s Gow Crapper putting trim cord on rear window, Trim Line No. 1, Plant No. 4, 1951

The Art Gallery of Windsor’s summer exhibition features 20 artists from the Permanent Collection, showcasing 73 works.

Artists from the 1940s to present day explore aspects of the region through diverse media representing the cultural communities of London, Windsor, Chatham, and Detroit. A wide variety of painting, photography, sculpture and graphic arts are on view. The exhibition features modern and contemporary art spanning eight decades, including some never-before-seen acquisitions.

The exhibition also features a very special donation by the Ford Motor Company of Canada including 25 works from renowned artist Yousuf Karsh – including the above photo of Gow Crapper, misleading with his leading man good looks.

“Portrait of the Region” runs from May 31 to September 29, 2019. On Saturday June 1, join curators and artists Cassandra Getty, Brenda Francis Pelkey and Ron Benner and explore the role photography plays in interpreting ideas of place.

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