INGRAM GALLERY | December 2020

The gallery has much on offer that highlights our city's creative history and the community of artists and art appreciators that surround. From the sculptures of Toronto's Frances Gage (1924-2017) to the works of Florence Vale (1909-2003), along with those forging fresh paths today, the rich artistic history of Toronto continues and flourishes throughout the gallery.
FRANCES GAGE, R.C.A. (1924 - 2017) Sophia (1972) 33 x 9 x 6.25 inches, walnut

We are here to answer your calls, reply to your emails, provide tailored catalogues of works for consideration and further, ensuring an uplifting and seamless art experience until regular programming returns.

With this in mind, please read on for the first installment of From The Collectors’ Den as we bring to you the artful adventure you’ve come to know that is a visit to the gallery.


A.J. CASSON, R.C.A. (1898-1992)
Bradford, 1921
9.5 x 10.5 inches

We are honoured to announce a rare early A.J. Casson watercolour.  Bradford (1921) was painted on the artist’s first watercolour trip with Franklin Carmichael, R.C.A. (1890-1945). Casson experienced a particularly significant artistic year in 1921 that brought extended painting trips with his mentor. The subject matter holds significance as the town of Bradford served as a gateway on the artists’ route north of Toronto, continuing to the canonized Lake Rosseau in the Muskokas and Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park. Along with this exceptional watercolour, we also have a newly available Casson oil – Canoe Lake, 1974 – and two delightful Casson botanicals. Please click here to view and be in touch regarding learning more about these choice available works.

A.J. CASSON, R.C.A. (1898-1992) Bradford (1921) 9.5 x 10.5 inches, watercolour

Further in 1921, Casson's work exhibited with the Ontario Society of Artists – an organization he would later oversee as President. Among innumerable achievements that followed, the young Casson would co-found the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1925 (with Carmichael and Brigden), and was officially inducted into both the Group of Seven and the Royal Canadian Academy in 1926.

Ingram Gallery was founded in 1988 by John Ingram and his relationship with Casson is enshrined in the conversations that were transcribed in Ted Herriott’s book Sunday Morning with Cass: Conversations with A.J. Casson. Ingram, Herriott and Casson's artful discussions form the heart of the work and these records embody Casson's importance to the history of Canadian art making.

The gallery has been busy with collectors acquiring the works of the illustrious Harold Town, O.C. R.C.A. (1924-1990). The steadfast Torontonian produced a remarkable collection of series that hold the artist's immutable and unrestrained vision. Town's astonishing technical skill meets with his capacity to materialize the immaterial and these strengths are on continuous display throughout his preeminent career.

FLORENCE VALE (1909 - 2003) Figure - girl (1969) 10 x 6.75 inches, collage on paper

HAROLD TOWN, R.C.A. (1924-1990) Boy Eating Sandwich (1953) 19 x 24 inches, drybrush & ink


LEONARD HUTCHINSON (1896-1980) McMaster University Tower
9.5 x 7.75 inches, colour woodblock

Ingram Gallery is pleased to announce that Travis Shilling’s Owl and The Excavators #2 from his Tyrannosaurus Clan series have been acquired by the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of the permanent collection.

This news pairs perfectly with the positive response and enthusiasm from collectors and art lovers for Shilling’s Colorado exhibition last month. The Colorado exhibition is soon to be the most recent subject of review on ARTORONTO.

Continuing in news of note, fresh oil transfer and watercolour pieces by David Michael Scott have just arrived that are breathtaking in their hyper-real and elegant nature. Jonathan Castellino has also delivered new works to the gallery, capturing stunning worlds that hold endless supplies of thematic iterations within.
JONATHAN CASTELLINO over.due (2020) 30 x 45 inches, archival print, ed.3

Until the city begins to reopen its doors we are at the gallery for you. We provide local deliveries as well as expedited shipping worldwide. Please be in touch and let us know how we can best be of help!
Our warmest wishes your way,

Tarah Aylward, Director   
Ingram Gallery
For the Love of Art | #AtTheGallery 

DAVID MICHAEL SCOTT Leaf (2014) 9.5 x 8 inches, oil transfer, 1/1