Trailer – ‘Discovering Oscar Cahén: The Warrior’
A documentary film by Howard Brull


Featuring: Dr. Sara Angel: Art Canada Institute (ACI) + Yves Trépanier: TrépanierBaer + David Urban: Artist + Sarah Milroy: Chief Curator McMichael Canadian Collection + Dr. Jaleen Grove: Assistant Professor, Illustration, Rode Island School of Design, Author Oscar Cahén, Life & Work + Michael Cahén: The Cahén Archives + Brian Dedora: Artist, Writer.

Premiere screenings in Calgary October 10, 2023 at Contemporary Calgary and in Toronto November 21, 2023 at Paradise Theatre.


Oscar Cahén was one of Canada’s most inventive and influential artists—celebrated across the country for his colourful magazine covers and innovative paintings. When his life was tragically cut short in 1956 however, almost all of his work completely disappeared from public view, and hasn’t been seen since.

Now, after more than 60 years in storage, some of Oscar’s greatest works are about to get their moment in the spotlight again—along with his masterpiece—’The Warrior’.