Sorel Etrog (1933 - 2014)
World renowned artist, Sorel Etrog, is a true Canadian treasure, with a career that spanned over 50 years. Etrog represented Canada at the 1966 Venice Biennale and had received many important commissions including EXPO ‘67, Sunlife Centre Toronto, and Olympic Park Seoul Korea. In 1968, he designed the Canadian Film Award more commonly known as the Genie Award. He has collaborated on books with Eugène Ionesco and Samuel Beckett and his film Spiral was shown on CBC in 1975. Etrog was appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 1994 and was made a Chevalier of Arts and Letters by the Government of France in 1996. His work resides in a number of permanent collections including the Tate Museum in London, the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon Guggenheim in New York, the Kunstmuseum in Basel, Musée National d’Art Modern in Paris, The Tel-Aviv Museum, The Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada.