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This is an article I wrote after I went through some old portfolios and discovered that my grandfather, my mother and I have all painted almost exactly the same scene up at our cottage in Go Home Bay, Georgian Bay. Our three different styles are the result of the three different types of training we each recieved in different countries. My grandfather learned his craft in Italy in 1920, my mother in Beijing, China in 1948 and me in New York and Paris in the 1970s.
It's the same subject passed through three different cultural filters and techniques.
These are installation shots of the exhibition based on the article that was at the Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, Ontario from 6 Jan. 2011 to 13 Feb. 2011.
The show compared pictures of the same scene by the three professional artists of the Skoggard family. This pair is by Arvid, c. 1950 and Jean c. 1970
This is by Ross. All three artists painted the red canoe.
Peter Skoggard, who organized the show, leads visitors through the exhibition.
Pictures of the Skoggard family cottage at Go Home Bay by Ross and Jean.
Two by Arvid.