Chasidic Head - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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N 43° 41.896 W 079° 25.482
17T E 626937 N 4839566
Located at the Holy Blossom Temple at 1720 Bathurst Street, just south of Eglington Avenue West in Toronto.
Waymark Code: WM8QPQ
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 05/03/2010
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Sorel Etrog

Born in Iasi, Romania, in 1933, Sorel Etrog's formal art training began in 1945. In 1950, his family immigrated to Israel, where beginning in 1953 he studied at the Institute of Painting and Sculpture in Tel Aviv. His first solo exhibition in Tel Aviv in 1958 earned him a scholarship at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. In 1959, a meeting with Toronto art collector Samuel Zacks led to Etrog's first Canadian solo exhibition, at Gallery Moos in Toronto. Leaving New York for Toronto in 1963, Etrog became a Canadian citizen and was one of three artists representing Canada at the 1966 Venice Biennale.

Since the late 1950s, Etrog's work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. Select solo exhibitions include: Gallery Moos, Toronto; Dominion Gallery, Montreal; Dunkelman gallery, Toronto; Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto; Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto; Marlborough Godard Gallery, Toronto; Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver; Rose Fried Gallery, New York; Martha Jackson Gallery, New York; Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York; Marlborough Gallery, New York; Valley House Gallery, Dallas; Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach; Felix Landau Gallery; Los Angeles; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; Schneider Gallery, Rome; Springer gallery, Berlin; Hanover gallery, London; Naviglio Gallery, Milan; Galerie d'Eendt, Amsterdam; Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris; and the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. His work has been part of many group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Carnegie International, Pittsburg; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture garden, Washington, D.C.; Palazzo Vecchio, Florence; Musee des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre; Musee Rodin, Paris; Kuntsmuseum, Basel; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Complexes of a young lady (1960/62)Etrog's work is represented in major capitals and cities of the world and is included in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the University of California, Los Angeles; Kuntsmuseum, Basel; Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Holland; Musee d’Arte Moderne, Paris; Museo Internazionale d’Arte Contemporano, Florence; the Tate Gallery, London. Etrog has received several important commissions, including those for Expo 67, Montreal; SunLife Centre, Toronto; Windsor Sculpture Garden, Windsor, Ontario; Los Angeles County Museum, and Olympic Park in Seoul Korea. In 1968 Etrog was commissioned to design the Canadian Film Award that was originally named the "Etrog" and later renamed the "Genie".

Sorel Etrog is also known for his writings and published plays, poetry and non-fiction. Of his many collaborations, the most acclaimed are his book illustrations for Eugène Ionesco and Samuel Beckett in the late 1960s. Etrog and Marshall McLuhan collaborated on the publication Spiral, drawn from Etrog’s film of the same title which was broadcast on CBC television in 1975.

Numerous reviews, articles, monographs and catalogue texts have been written about Etrog, including Pierre Restany’s comprehensive textbook published by Prestel 2001. A major exhibition of Etrog’s paintings and drawing of the 1960s will be exhibited in March 2008 at Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver.

Sorel Etrog was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1994 and was made a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France in 1996.

Title: Chasidic Head

Artist: Sorel Etrog

Media (materials) used: Bronze

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Holy Blossom Temple

Date of creation or placement: 1959

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