EXHIBITIONS

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1931

Hauswand, Kunstakademie, Dresden

 

1934

Oscar Cahén, Ole Haslunds Hus, Copenhagen

 

1937

t.b.c.Prague

 

1943, Nov 5

Exhibition of Sketches, Watercolours and Illustrations by Oscar Cahén, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal

 

1947 March

Annual Exhibition, Ontario Society of Artists, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1948 March

Annual Exhibition, Ontario Society of Artists, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1948 October

Eaton’s Fine Art Galleries, Eaton’s-College Street, Toronto – Mayfair Artists and several other exhibitions, Toronto

 

1949 March

Annual Exhibition, Ontario Society of Artists Art Gallery of Toronto, Ontario

 

1949 April

Annual exhibition of the Art Director’s Club of Toronto, Eaton’s Fine Art Galleries, Toronto, Solo on the Coronet illustration for New Liberty Magazine, Reproduced in the First Annual, Art Director’s Club of Toronto, Toronto

 

1949

Annual Exhibition, Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, Art Association of Montreal, Montreal

 

1950 March 3 – April 16

Exhibition of Contemporary Canadian ArtsJoint exhibition of Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Ontario Society of artists Canadian Group of Painters, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Sculptor’s Society of Canada, Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Royal Architectural Institute, The Canadian Handicrafts Guild, Canadian Guild of Potters, Spinners and Weavers of Ontario; Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1950

First Annual Exhibition of Unaffiliated Artists, Eaton’s Fine Art Gallery, Eaton’s-College Street, Toronto

 

1950 Dec 2- 313rd

Annual Winter exhibition, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton

 

1951

Oscar Cahén, The International Art-House Cinema, Toronto

 

1951

Second Annual Exhibition of Unaffiliated Artists, Eaton’s Fine Art Gallery, Eaton’s – College Street, Toronto

 

1951 March- April

Annual Exhibition, Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1951, Mar-April 

79th annual spring exhibition of OSA, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1951

Canadian National Exhibition, Art Exhibition 

 

1951Nov – 1952 Jan.

Royal Canadian Academy of Art

 

1952 April – June

Annual Exhibition, Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1952 March- April 

Ontario Society of Artists, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1952 October

Canadian Abstract Exhibition / Oshawa YWCA, sponsored by the South Ontario Galleries, 2 pg. catalogue. Artists: Leo Bellefleur, W. Roloff Beny, Bertram Brooker, Jack Bush, Oscar Cahén, Rody Kernny Courtice, Hortense M. Gordon, Lawren Harris, Yvonne McKague Housser, Tom Hodgson, Ronald Lambert, Alexanda Luke, John Martin, John Ray Mead, J. W. G. MacDonald, Louis Muhlstock, Joseph Plaskett, William Ronald, Marian Scott, J. L. Shadbolt, Perce Tacon, Lionel Thomas, Harold Town, Sydney Watson, A. Weininger 

 

1952 Oct. - 1953 Jan.

Canadian Group of Painters

 

1952 Nov. 

Seventh Annual Sale of Paintings and Sculpture, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1952, December

5th Annual Winter Exhibition, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton

 

1953 Jan – Feb.

Annual Exhibition, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Toronto

 

1953 Feb- Mar 

Ontario Society of Artists, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1953 April 

Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1953

Canadian Group of Painters, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1953

Canadian National Exhibition, Art Exhibition 

 

1953 October

Abstracts at Home, The Robert Simpson Co., Toronto

 

1953 Nov.6-15

Women’s Committee 7th Annual Sale of Paintings and Sculpture, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1953

Annual Exhibition of Canadian Painting, NGC 

 

1953 Nov.– Jan.1954 

Royal Canadian Academy of Art, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1953, 8 Dec.- 15 Feb 1954 

Second Bienal do Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo, Brazil, [Canadian section also at the Tenth Inter-American Conference, Caracas, Venezuela, Mar. 1954 / section canadienne aussi présentée à la dixième réunion Inter-American, Caracas, Venezuela, mars 1954], Sao Paulo

 

1954 Jan- Feb 

Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1954 Feb- Mar

Ontario Society of Artists, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1954 May

Canadian Society of Graphic Artists, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1954, May 8

An exhibition of Drawings and Graphics 1947-1954: Kasuo (sic)Nakamura, Harold Town, Oscar Cahén, Eglinton Gallery, Toronto

 

1954

Annual Exhibition, Canadian Group of Painters, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1954

Ontario Society of Artists, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1954

Canadian National Exhibition, Art Exhibition 

 

1954 Feb 13-27            

Painters Eleven, Roberts Gallery, Toronto circulated to Robertson Gallery, Ottawa in late March to early April 1954 

 

1954, October 18- Nov 1st 

Oscar Cahén, Art Gallery of Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto

 

1954, May 21-June 20

Richard Bowman, Oscar Cahén, William McCloy, Cecil Richards, Special Exhibition Room, Art Gallery of Toronto

 

1954, November

Women’s Committee Sale, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1954

Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, On., Windsor

 

1954  Nov 19-1955 Jan 1st  

Canadian Group of Painters exhibition, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1955 Feb 11-26 

Painters Eleven, Roberts Gallery, Toronto. Circulated to Y.W.C.A. (Adelaide House), Oshawa in March 

 

1955 October 21-31

Women’s Committee 9th sale, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1955 November – 1956 January

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1955

Canadian Society of Graphic Art 

 

1955 Dec – Jan.1956

Painters Eleven organized by St. Catherines Public Library, Circulated to London Public Library and Art Museum, January; Hart House Art Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, February; 27-March 4;  McLaughlin Public Library, Oshawa March 22-April 5;Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, April 6 – May 2; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, On., May 1956. 

 

1955-56 

Canadian Group of Painters exhibition, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1955 November

The Winnipeg Show, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

 

1956 Feb- Mar 

Ontario Society of Artists, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1956 Mar-April 

Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour at Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1956 June 8 – July 3

Canadian Abstract Painting, National Gallery of Canada 

 

1956 June 

Canadian Abstract Paintings, The Smithsonian Institution, Circulating exhibition 1956-1957 

 

1956 Summer, [Aug 3]

Canadian Water Colors, DeCordova Museum Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA, Lincoln

 

1956  Feb. 28-March 7

Small Pictures by Painters Eleven, Roberts Gallery, Toronto

 

1956

Painters Eleven, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto 

 

1956, April 8- May 20

American Abstract Artists 20th Annual exhibition with ‘Painters Eleven’ of Canada, Riverside Museum, New York

 

1956

Canadian National Exhibition, Art Exhibition 

 

1956

Exhibition of paintings, watercolours, graphic arts and works of sculpture, Globe and Mail exhibition-Grand and Toy Ltd., Toronto

 

1956 November 4-25

The 2nd Winnipeg Show”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

 

1956 Nov.- Dec. 

Canadian Group of Painters, Art Gallery of Toronto, 1957 Vancouver Art Gallery 

 

1956

A joint Exhibition of Watercolours by Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and the California Water Color Society, National Gallery of Canada

 

1957 Feb – Mar 

Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Art Gallery of Toronto Toronto

 

1957 Feb – Mar 

Ontario Society of Artists, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1957 May

Canadian Art Exhibition, Imperial Oil, Toronto

 

1957 May 30-June 19

Painters Eleven, Allan Gallery, Hamilton

 

1957 Oct. 31-Nov.15

Painters Eleven and the Work of Ten Distinguished Artists from Quebec, Park Gallery

 

1958

Painters Eleven, Ecole des Beaux Arts Montreal

 

1958

Painters Eleven, Park Gallery, Toronto, Toronto

 

1958-59

Points of View, Public Library and Art Museum, London, On., Oct 17-Nov 26, 1958, Circulated to Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, On., December

 

1958

Hart House Art Gallery, University of Toronto, On., Jan 5-25, 1959, Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, On., March 1959 

 

1958-59

Painters Eleven, National Gallery of Canada circulating exhibition. Winnipeg Art Gallery Sept 5-21, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Sept 26-Oct 12, Allied Arts Council, Calgary, Nov 7-23, Norman Mackenzie art Gallery, Regina, Nov 28- Dec 28, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Jan. 2-18, 1959, Agnes Etherington art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, On., Feb 13-Mar.1, 1959, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison School of Fine and Applied Art,  Sackville, NB, Mar 6-22 

 

1959 Mar 21-April 19

Memorial Exhibition, 87th annual exhibition; the Ontario Society of Artists, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto

 

1959 Oct. 1-14

Oscar Cahén, Roberts Gallery, Toronto

 

1959

Park Gallery, Toronto

 

1960

Painters Eleven, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo

 

1960 March 11- 27

Paintings by Oscar Cahén, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Gallery XII, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Montreal

 

1959

6th Winnipeg Show, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Touring show, Brandon, Calgary, New Westminster and Kelowna 

 

1961

‘Here and Now’, Art Gallery Ltd., Toronto

 

1962

National Trust Building, Toronto

 

1962 June 

Oscar Cahén, Dorothy Cameron Gallery  

 

1962 Sept – Oct 

15 Years in Retrospect, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

 

1962, October

'Exhibition of Canadian Art', J.B. Speed Museum, Kentucky, Louisville

 

1963 May 18 – June 5

Oscar Cahén 1916-1956, Jerrold Morris International Gallery, Toronto

 

1963 Nov.30-Dec.18

Oscar Cahén Drawings and Sarah Jackson, New Sculptures, Jerrold Morris International Gallery 

 

1964

Oscar Cahén, Jerrold Morris International Gallery, Toronto

 

1968

Alexandra Luke Collection, Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa

 

1968  Sep. 30-Nov 10 

Oscar Cahén: First American Retrospective, Ringling Museum, Sarasota

 

1971 

Painters Eleven 1953- 1960, Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa

 

1972

Toronto Painting 1953-1965, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, On. Sept 15-Oct. 15, 1972; and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, On., Nov. 10-Dec. 10, 1972 

 

1973

Painters Eleven, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

 

1975

Painters Eleven, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

 

1975

Painters Eleven: Spectrum 1975, Sudbury Arts Festival, Sudbury, On., organized by Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery 

 

1975

50 Years of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour 1953-1965, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

 

1975 Dec. – 1976 Jan. 

50 Years The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour 1953- 1965, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

 

1979-81

Painters Eleven in Retrospect, Art Gallery of Ontario, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Oct. 30-Dec. 2 1979. Circulated to:  The Gallery/Stratford, Stratford, On., Jan. 1- Feb. 3, 1980, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, On., Mar. 8-April 12, 1980, London Regional art Gallery, London, On., July 1 – Aug 24, 1980, Agnes Etherington art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, On. Sept. 7-Oct.13, Hart House art Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, On., Nov 4.-Dec. 12 1980Sir George Williams Art Galleries, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Jan. 14-Feb 12 1981, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB, March 1-31, 1981; Art Gallery of Nova scotia, Halifax, NS, May 1-31, 1981, The Saskatoon Gallery and Conservatory, Saskatoon, SK, July 28-Aug 29, 1981, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, On. Sept 10-Oct. 4, 1981, MacDonald stewart Art Centre, University of Guelph, Guelph, On. Oct 15-Nov 30, 1981 

 

1983-84

Oscar Cahén Retrospective, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, On., Dec 16, 1983-Feb. 12, 1984. Circulated to St. John's, Windsor, Edmonton, Winnipeg 

 

1992

Origins of Abstraction in Ontario : the Abstracts at home show, 1953, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Civic Centre, Oshawa, 3 September-14 October 1992 / Joan Murray  

 

1993-94 

The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: the 1950s, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, touring exhibition circulated to Quebec City, Regina, Calgary, Hamilton 

 

2003-4  

1953, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, touring exhibition circulated to Art Gallery of Mississauga and Mendel Art Gallery and Conservatory, Saskatoon 

 

2006/7 

Oscar Cahén, Gallery Moos Toronto

 

2006/7 

Oscar Cahén, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal

 

2006

Oscar Cahén, Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto

 

2009

Heartland exhibition curated by Jeffrey Spalding, Toronto Art Fair, Toronto

 

2010 July 8 – Sept 10

Oscar Cahén and Gershon Iskowitz: Artists Caught in Hitler’s Web, Exhibition curated by Jeffrey Spalding, Horton Gallery (Sunday L.E.S.), New York

 

2011 Oct 1-30

Oscar Cahén: Canada's Groundbreaking Illustrator, Exhibition at Illustration House, New York

 

2012 June 12- Oct 12 2013

"Enemy Aliens": The Internment of Jewish Refugees in Canada, 1940-1943, Vancouver Holocause Education Centre, Vancouver

 

2012 July 24-25

Research Colloquium I, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver

 

2012 Oct 4 - Dec 1

Oscar Cahén: Canada's Groundbreaking Illustrator, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Calgary

 

2013 April 6 - June 2

Oscar Cahén: Canada's Groundbreaking Illustrator, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Main Gallery, Banff, Alberta

 

2013 October 25-28

Art Dealer's Association of Canada at Art Toronto, the 14th Toronto International Art Fair

 

2014 Feb 13

Canadian Abstraction, Sotheby's S|2, New York

 

2014 March

"Enemy Aliens": The Internment of Jewish Refugees in Canada, 1940-1943, Sherbrooke Historical Society, Quebec

 

2014 April 16

The Life and Art of Oscar Cahén, Research Colloquium II, The Cahén Archives, Toronto

 

2014 June

Sketches 2014: Painters 11, June Roberts Gallery

 

UPCOMING

2019 October 19, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Discovering Oscar Cahén, TrepanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

Opening Reception 1:30 - 4:00 pm

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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