About the artist
Wim Blom has exhibited internationally. His work is represented in public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada and the South African National Gallery, in numerous corporate collections and in private collections in Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S.A. EDUCATION: B.A. Hons., M.A. (1951) University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom; University of Perugia, Italy; Studied painting, Florence, Italy; Studied graphic techniques, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Canada; Studied lithography, Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. APPOINTMENTS: Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Instructor, Johannesburg Art School, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Research curator, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and Editor of the Bulletin of the National Gallery of Canada ; Curatorial Administrator, National Gallery of Canada. PUBLICATIONS: Author of a variety of exhibition catalogues, articles and historical studies in painting. Founding Editor of the semi-annual Bulletin - a scholarly publication produced between 1963 and 1985. Sybille Pantazi, a librarian at the Art Gallery of Toronto, went as far as to describe the Bulletin as “splendiferous” The first eight issues were edited by Wim. AWARDS: 1957 Dante Alighieri Gold Medal, Fine Arts Society of Florence, Italy 1979 Medalla de honor, XVII Salón de Primavera, Atenéo de Mahón, Spain 1982 Primo Premio, Certámen Internacional de Pintura, Mahón, Spain 1998 Fellowship, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Republic of Ireland
S ELECTED EXHIBITIONS: 1957 Prima mostra di artisti stranieri residenti in Firenze, Florence, Italy Prima mostra internacionale di pittura, Vallombrosa, Italy 1966 Canadian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa 1969 Six Canadian Painters, Picture Loan Gallery, Toronto 1973 Art 4’73, International Art Fair, Basel Summer exhibition, Galerie Schulze-Theiler, Münster 1974 Art 5’74, International Art Fair, Basel 1975 The Perth Prize for Drawing International, Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth 1982 Certámen Internacional de Pintura, Mahón, Menorca 1988 Albemarle Gallery, London, UK Nancy Poole’s Studio, Toronto - 1990-1993 Vortex Gallery, Salt Spring Island - 1998-2000-2002 Mitchell Gallery, Salt Spring Island - 2004 Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver - 2007-2010-2013-2016
Wim Blom-22nd of February 1927 - 18th of January 2021
updated 22-Jan-2022
(†) Willem Adriaan Blom 22nd Feb.1927 - 18th Jan.2021