The Etrog Estate: A Canadian Artist
If you're familiar with Canadian art, there's no doubt you've taken time to glance at the Sorel Etrog estate. The famed Romanian-Canadian sculptor took many art galleries by storm mid-century, and his works continue to be highly sought after by art enthusiasts today. Let's take a look at how Etrog's work progressed throughout his life after he became a Canadian citizen in 1966.
After Sorel Etrog achieved his goal of becoming a Canadian citizen, he was asked to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale. Working alongside Alex Coleville and Yves Gaucher, the Biennale allowed Etrog to see just how quickly he was becoming well-known across the world. Upon his return to Canada, he was commissioned for the Moses and Flight for Expo ‘67 project in Montreal. Following his completion of the project, he worked with author Claude Aveline, designing and illustrating Aveline's book The Bird that Does not Exist.
In 1968, Etrog was commissioned to design the award for Canadian film. For many years, the award was known as an "Etrog." The award quickly became recognizable among the Canadian film community and immortalized Etrog's work in Canadian arts. Also this year, Etrog created a moving exhibition called One Decade. The pieces traveled to eleven different Ontario locations, giving more and more people the opportunity to enjoy Etrog's work.