Henry Wanton Jones

Henry Wanton Jones

Henry Wanton Jones

Education

  • 1947-50 Fine Arts, Sir George Williams University
  • 1950-53 School of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, on scholarship
  • 1951-53 Student of Arthur LismerJacques de TonnancourGordon WebberEldon Grier.

Teaching

  • 1960-67 Drawing, School of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1961-63 Children’s Art, with Arthur Lismer and Audrey Taylor
  • 1970 Graphic Arts, University of Quebec
  • 1973-75 Sculpture, McGill University
  • 1967-83 Associate Professor, Drawing & Sculpture, Sir George Williams University

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1953 Galerie Agnes Lefort, Montreal
  • 1955 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1957 Galerie Agnes Lefort, Montreal
  • 1961 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1962 Penthouse Gallery, Montreal
  • 1969 Waddington Gallery, Montreal [sculpture]
  • Jerrold Morris Gallery, Toronto [sculpture]
  • 1972 Retrospective, Sir George Williams University
  • 1980 Galerie Excentrique, Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts
  • 1981 Galerie Pierre Larin, Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts
  • 1982 Kastel Gallery, Westmount
  • 1994 Kastel Gallery, Westmount
  • 1997 Kastel Gallery, Westmount
  • 1999 Gallery Gevik, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 1950 Les Rebelles, Montréal
  • 1953, 1957 Galerie Agnès Lefort, Montréal
  • 1954 Sainte-Adele Art Centre
  • 1954 Garret Studio, Montréal
  • 1955 Canadian Ceramics of 1955, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • First Canadian Art Biennale, National Gallery of Canada
  • 1955-67 Canadian Group of Painters Annual Exhibitions
  • 1956 Panorama of Montreal Painters, Ile Sainte-Helene
  • Canadian Painting and Sculpture, University of Sherbrooke
  • 1957 35 Important Painters, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Ceramics, Sculptures, Enamels etc., University of Montreal
  • 1958 Women’s Committee Art Expo, Monrteal Museum of Fine Arts [also ’60, 61′, 62′, 64′]
  • 1958-59 Restaurant Helene de Champlain, Ile Sainte-Helene
  • Annual Sales of Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • 1959 Young Monteal Painters, travelled in Ontario
  • 1960 Four Canadians, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • 1961 Annual Exhibition, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • 1963-65 Youth Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1964 Ronal Conservatory of Art Exhibition, Ottawa & Montreal
  • Hotel de Ville d’Arvida
  • 1965 Canadian Embassy Exhbition, New York
  • 1966 Black & White, Studio 23
  • 1966-67 Canadian Artistry, National Gallery of Canada [travelled]
  • 1967 Sculpture ’67, Toronto
  • Salon du Printemps Laureates: 1908-1965, Monteal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1970 Twenty Years of Quebec Sculpture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal & Museum Rodin, Paris
  • 1972-81 Fine Arts Faculty Shows, Sir George Williams University
  • 1981 Natures Mortes, Galerie L’Art Francais, Monteal
  • 1984 50th Anniversary/ 50 Artists, Galerie L’Art Francais, Montreal
  • The Landscape in Quebecois Painting, Galerie L’Art Francais, Montreal
  • 1985 La Galerie L’Art Francais Presente…, Sherbrooke
  • 1986 Inaugural Exhibition, Galerie L’Art Francais, Sherbrooke
  • 1990 Collector’s Choice, Kastel Gallery, Westmount
  • 1991 20th Century Canadian Art, Galerie Michel Bigue
  • Artists of Quebec, Gallery 78, Fredericton, N.B.
  • 1991-93 Spring Collection, Galerie Yvon Desgagnes, Baie-Saint-Paul
  • 1992 Quebecois Sculpture: 1946-61, Musee du Quebec
  • 1993 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Kastel Gallery
  • 1997 Tout Petit Formats, Galerie Jean-Pierre Valentin
  • 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Gallery Gevik, Toronto

Commissions & Awards

  • Elected to the Canadian Group of Painters, 1956
  • Show Award, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1956
  • Prix de Poterie, Expo International, Brussels, 1958
  • Honourable Mention, 78th Salon du Printemps, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1961
  • First Prize, Canadian Group of Painters Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1963
  • Canada Council Grants, 68-69, 72-73 [sculpture]
  • Thomas More Purchase Award, 1973 [sculpture]
  • Centaure: a sculpture for G Sheppard’s film, “Eliza’s Horoscope’
  • Love/L’Amour: a 38 foot sculpture commissioned by the Minister of Public Works, erected at Place du Portage, Hull, Quebec

Selected Collections

  • Musee du Quebec
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Musee d’Art de Joliette
  • Ministry of Public Works, Hull, Quebec
  • Confederation Center Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown, PEI
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Onterio
  • Bundy Art Gallery, Waitsfield, Vermont
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Concordia University, Montreal
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B.
  • The Thomas More Institute, Montreal
  • Loto-Quebec, Montreal
  • DuPont Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario