Boyle, John B.

John Boyle was born in London, Ontario in 1941. A self-taught artist, he has produced a major body of work that spans a career of five decades. First active in London in the 1960's, he was included in the acclaimed National Gallery of Canada exhibition, The Heart of London. Boyle very quickly developed a distinctive vision which has remained consistent throughout his career. A figurative painter and strong Canadian nationalist, Boyle chooses both Canadian heroes such as Tom Thomson, William Lyon McKenzie and Marshall McLuhan, as well as ordinary Canadians and incorporates them in a background which holds reference to his own life in London, St. Catherine's, Owen Sound, Europe and Japan. Strong colour, richly patterned areas and figures spaced randomly throughout the painting emphasize the direct response of the artist to his world. Boyle has experimented with different materials – pen and ink, oil, acrylic, watercolour, enamelled steel (as seen in his Queen Street subway commission) and bronze, adapting the various media to a variety of shaped canvases and board. The artist has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in both private and public galleries – most recently at the National Gallery of Canada in a catalogued exhibition entitled, The '60’s in Canada. John Boyle's work is represented in the National Gallery of Canada, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, N.B. Confederation Centre, P.E.I., Art Gallery of Ontario, Hamilton Art Gallery, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, London Regional Gallery and the McMichael Canadian Collection.

Available artwork: 
Georgian Bay by John B. Boyle
Georgian Bay
Oil, 25 x 16
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Untitled by John B. Boyle
Untitled
Watercolour, 9 x 12
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Crab Nebula by John B. Boyle
Crab Nebula
Oil, 31 x 39
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Whirlpool Galaxy
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 60
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Asashoryu in Peterborough County
Oil on Wood Panel
Oil on Canvas, 66 x 36
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Clearing the Land by the Moselle
Diptych
Oil on Canvas, 39 x 63
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Kyoto
Oil on Wood Panel
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 60
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Cecropia
Oil on Wood Panel, 29.5 x 18
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Market Hall by John Boyle
Market Hall
Oil on Canvas, 36.5 x 49.5
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Holiday in Metz
Watercolour, 9.25 x 11.5
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Impositions Hector
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Oil on Canvas, 20 x 32
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Grand Manan
Oil on Canvas, 60 x 30
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Otonabee
Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20
Loch Gallery, Toronto
View of Mount Fuji
Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Earth Work Nara
Watercolour, 16 x 19
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Earth Work Burnham Wood by John B Boyle
Earth Work Burnham Wood
Watercolour, 16 x 19
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Artist origin: 
Canadian
Artist type: 
Established living contemporary
Born: 
1941
Loch Gallery, TORONTO
16 Hazelton Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5R 2E2
416 964 9050
open 10am-5pm, Tues to Sat
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Loch Gallery, WINNIPEG
306 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB, R2H 1J8
204 235 1033
open 9am-5:30pm, Wed to Fri
open 9am-5pm, Sat
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Loch Gallery, CALGARY
1516 - 4th Street S.W.
Calgary, AB, T2R 0Y4
403 209 8542
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