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Marianna Schmidt: Repatriated Works

August 13-October 21
McGill Library | 4595 Albert Street

Marianna Schmidt Cityscape

Image: Marianna Schmidt, CityScape (detail), 2018, gouache, acrylic, 56.7 x 76.5cm, City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection. 

About the Exhibition

This exhibition showcases mostly non-figurative full-sheet mixed-media drawings recently transferred to the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection from a public Belgian collection.

About the Artist

Marianna Schmidt lived and worked in Vancouver from the mid-1950s until her death in 2005. Hungarian by birth, she fled her country as a refugee in 1944 and spent years in displaced persons’ camps in Austria, Germany and England before eventually migrating to Canada in 1961. In 1965 she completed a BFA in printmaking at the Vancouver School of Art.

Schmidt has exhibited widely both locally and internationally, and her work is included in several public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Canada, the Seattle Art Museum and the Vancouver Art Gallery.