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January 11, 2006
Aba Bayefsky exhibit in its final month at the Market Gallery
  
‘Aba Bayefsky: Paintings, Drawings and Graphics,’ currently on display at the Market Gallery, will close on Sunday, February 5.

Aba Bayefsky (1923-2001) was a distinguished Canadian artist who began his career in the Royal Canadian Air Force as an official war artist during World War II. While he pursued his art through paintings, watercolours, prints and drawings, he taught for many years at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Bayefsky was awarded the Order of Canada in 1979.

Bayefsky’s subject matter focused primarily on people but he also produced portfolios of prints based on various legends. Bayefsky studied and traveled widely throughout Europe, India and Japan but the people and neighbourhoods of Toronto always inspired him. Some of Bayefsky’s most significant works include portraits of his friends and colleagues, as well as ‘tattooed’ people who captured his imagination.

The Market Gallery is a program of the City’s Culture Division and offers changing exhibitions dedicated to Toronto’s art, history, culture and offers educational programs for school groups and adults. Located in Toronto’s oldest neighbourhood, the main gallery occupies the 19th century City Council Chamber, which is all that remains from the City Hall that stood on this site from 1845 to 1899.

Admission is free. The Market Gallery is located on the second floor of the South St. Lawrence Market, 95 Front St. E. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

The Market Gallery’s next exhibit, ‘Windows, Gables, Gingerbread and Gargoyles,’ opens on Saturday, February 11 and features over 50 works by Linda R. Goldman in various media, including watercolours, photography and textiles.

Visit http://www.toronto.ca/culture for more information on special events and programs at other City museums and art centres.


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Pamela Wachna
Co-ordinator of Collections & Outreach
416-392-7604


 

 

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