Avrom Isaacs

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1926 –

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Who is Avrom Isaacs?

Avrom Isaacs, CM is a Canadian art dealer.

Born in Winnipeg, Isaacs graduated with an Honours B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto in 1950. In 1955, he opened The Isaacs Gallery where he represented numerous Canadian artists, including Michael Snow, Graham Goughtry, Gordon Rayner, Jack Chambers, Joyce Wieland, Mark Prent, John Meredith, Robert Markle and Gathie Falk. The Isaacs Gallery was noted for the broad range of work it showed, running from contemporary art to the art of New Guinea and west-coast Indian artists and even to Asian costumes. Isaacs was famous for his "young talent" shows. Isaacs opened the Innuit Gallery in Toronto in 1970, where he gave solo exhibitions to such distinguished artists as Karoo Ashevak. In August 1991 Isaacs consolidated his two galleries to form the Isaacs/Innuit Gallery. The gallery closed in 2001.

He was awarded an honorary doctorate by York University in 1992 and was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Born
Mar 19, 1926
Winnipeg
Religion
  • Judaism
Nationality
  • Canada
Education
  • University of Toronto
Lived in
  • Winnipeg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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