Robert Genn (1936 – 2014)

Original acrylic paintings | Biography | Archive of sold work
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Videos: Hollyhock | Painting as Tribute

SOLD ``Jasper Lakes Contraluz,`` by Robert Genn 11 x 14 - acrylic $2200 Unframed
Robert Genn Archive
previously sold works

Painting as Tribute (5 min.)

Major Show (Fall 2014)


Honouring a Lifetime of Painting

Robert Genn
1936 — 2014

Selected works from the artist’s archive

See the show paintings


Feature story:
The Globe and Mail (Oct. 23, 2014)

robert genn -portrait1ROBERT GENN (1936-2014) was born in Victoria, B.C. Canada. His formal training as an artist included the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia and the Art Center School in Los Angeles, California. Recognized as one of Canada’s most accomplished painters, his work is well known internationally. While his subjects are universal (he painted in many countries), he excelled in portraying Canada. He is perhaps best known for his work on the West Coast and in the Rocky Mountains. Robert’s technique included a tradition of strong design with patterns of color and form, with a pervasive sense of personal style. Grand themes are transposed onto small panels and larger canvases in a manner similar to members of the Group of Seven. Most of Robert’s later work was in acrylic, although he also did considerable work in oils, watercolour, and silk screen printing.


A still from the Hollyhock documentary (see above)


Mobile studio, Crescent Park, B.C. (with Airedale friend Dorothy)


At Lake McArthur, July 2009

Available in the gallery: This collectable hardcover book “In Praise of Painting” (1981, 133 pp.) by Robert Genn. Includes the two limited edition prints below, numbered and signed by the artist. All in pristine condition.
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In Praise of Painting - Collector's book

hardcover book

In Praise of Painting - Collector's book

linen protective case

In Praise of Painting - Collector's book

“Point” – 8 x 10
limited edition print (No. 8/250)

In Praise of Painting - Collector's book

“Counterpoint” – 8 x 10
limited edition print (No. 8/250)

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