Discovering Oscar Cahén: The Warrior
New Exhibition Of Works By Historic Painters Eleven Artist
Oscar Cahén (1916-1956) Comes To Toronto
The Warrior, 1956, oil on canvas, 79.4 x 102.6 in.
In an exciting collaborative first, Feheley Fine Arts and TrépanierBaer Gallery are thrilled to present the exhibition Discovering Oscar Cahén: The Warrior opening November 13, 2021 at Centre Space (located inside Feheley Fine Arts) in Toronto. The exhibition features an extraordinary selection of Cahén’s paintings and works on paper, some of which have not been exhibited in a commercial gallery since 1957.
The art and story of German-Canadian artist Oscar Cahén is remarkable. After arriving to Canada in 1940 as a prisoner of war, it took him only a few short years to make a name for himself as an art director, cutting-edge illustrator, and painter. In 1953, he co-founded the renowed artists’ collective Painters Eleven alongside some of the biggest names in Canadian art: Jack Bush, Ray Mead, and Harold Town, to name a few. Then at the height of it all Cahén’s career was cut short—he tragically passed away in an automobile accident in 1956.
The highlight of this special exhibition is Cahén’s monumental canvas The Warrior (1956), a rarely seen masterpiece completed just before the artist’s untimely death. The Warrior has a history with Feheley Fine Arts which traces back to Pat Feheley’s father M.F. (Budd) Feheley, a champion of Painters Eleven. “In fact, Pat’s father Budd first exhibited The Warrior in his gallery, the Park Gallery, in 1957,” says Yves Trépanier, co-Director of TrépanierBaer Gallery. The Warrior now comes full circle for exhibition once more at a Feheley-owned gallery, six decades later.
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
The exhibition runs from November 13, 2021 – January 29, 2022 at Feheley Fine Arts, 65 George Street, Toronto, ON, Canada. Visit the show online HERE.
About Feheley Fine Arts:
With over 60 years of experience, Feheley Fine Arts is one of the last remaining commercial galleries in the world devoted to exhibiting and promoting the work of Inuit artists. Located in downtown Toronto, its collections range from exquisite small sculptures dating from the mid-twentieth century, to paintings and drawings by today’s sought-after contemporary artists.
View the “Panel Talk: Oscar Cahén” recorded on November 10, 2021, HERE.