Jack Bush: Breakthrough

September 7th, 2024 – March 2nd, 2025

Jack Bush (Canadian, 1909 – 1977), Down to Three, 1960, acrylic on canvas. Purchase, 1972.

Join us for lecture on Jack Bush on November 7, 2024 at 7PM.

A founding member of Painters Eleven, Jack Bush (1909-1977) was one of the first Canadian painters of his generation to achieve international success. Considered a late bloomer with abstraction, Bush found his voice as an artist in his late forties. His exploration with abstract expressionism provided him with an outlet to express his feelings and moods. By the 1960s, he had a breakthrough with painting – applying paint thinner and more simplistically. Bush would shift towards Color Field abstraction which gained him international fame. Drawing primarily from the RMG’s permanent collection, this exhibition pulls together works that reflect the scope of Bush’s artistic career and the self-expression he found in art.