Ernest (Ernie) Lindner

Born May 1st, 1897, in Vienna, Austria, Ernest (Ernie) Lindner was a lieutenant in the Joint Austrian Air-force from 1915 to 1918. He worked as a bank clerk and in his family's walking stick firm until his emigration to Canada in the 1920s. He began teaching a night class for the Saskatoon Technical Collegiate in 1931, where he eventually became a full-time instructor and Head of the Art Department (1931-1962). He returned to Austria to take a Master course in etching and stone lithography at the Akademie der Angewandten Kunst of Vienna (1959). Lindner was extremely active in the local, provincial and national arts communities. In Saskatoon, he originated "Saturday Nights," a weekly discussion group held in the private homes of local members of the arts community, often his own. He was a member and President of the Saskatoon Art Association, one of the first members on the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and a member of the "Prospectors", the first professional society of artists in Saskatchewan. Although he did not attend the Emma Lake Artists' Workshops, he was a participant in most of them (1955-57, 1960- 64, 1966). Lindner worked full-time as an artist from 1962 to1988, and was known for his engraving and his watercolours. His works have shown throughout Canada and internationally at Canada House Gallery, in London, England, and at Canadian Cultural centres in Paris and Brussels. Among the many awards Lindner received throughout his lifetime, are a Honourary Doctor of Law Degree from the University of Saskatchewan (1972), membership in the Order of Canada (1979), and a Life Time Award for Excellence in the Arts from the Saskatchewan Arts Board he helped to establish (1988). He passed away in Saskatoon in 1988.

Available artwork: 
Untitled (Human Landscape)  by Ernest (Ernie) Lindner
Untitled (Human Landscape)
signed front lower left and dated 1974
Watercolour on Paper, 21.25 x 29
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Dead End by Ernest (Ernie) Lindner
Dead End
signed and titled
Linocut Print, 9.44 x 12
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
In the Forest by Ernest (Ernie) Lindner
In the Forest
signed and titled in the margin, and initialed in the plate
Linocut Print, 14 x 11.5
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Eagle Creek by Ernest (Ernie) Lindner
Eagle Creek
signed and titled in the margin and initialed in the plate 
Linocut Print, 8 x 6
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
The Cabin by Ernest (Ernie) Lindner
The Cabin
signed and titled in the margin
Linocut Print, 8 x 5.875
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
The Creek by Ernest (Ernie) Lindner
The Creek
signed, titled and editioned 12/35 in the margin and initialed in the plate
Linocut Print, 6.875 x 4.875
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Sunflower by Ernest (Ernie) Lindner
Sunflower
signed, titled and editioned 7/9 in the margin and signed in the plate
Etching, 7.63 x 8.75
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Castle in the Forest by Ernest (Ernie) Lindner
Castle in the Forest
signed and titled in the margin
Linocut Print, 8.25 x 9.7
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Northern Shores by Ernest (Ernie) Lindner
Northern Shores
signed and titled in the margin, and initialed in the plate
Linocut Print, 6 x 8
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Wood Magic by Ernest (Ernie) Lindner
Wood Magic
signed and titled in margin
Linocut Print, 6 x 8
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Ernest (Ernie) Lindner
Artist origin: 
Canadian
Artist type: 
Historical works of significance
Born: 
1897
Died: 
1988

 

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