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HAROLD BARLING TOWN
Born in Toronto, 1924 – 1990
Member of Painters Eleven Harold Barling Town was an abstract painter, illustrator, printmaker, sculptor and writer.

He gained international recognition and, also rose to fame as a founding member of Painters Eleven (Toronto, 1953). Painters Eleven was a group of Canadian avant-garde abstract painters that helped to establish Modern art in Canada.

Two retrospective exhibitions were organized for Harold Town by the Windsor Art Gallery (1975) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (1986).

He studied at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, 1943-1945.

Selected Exhibitions
2000 Oscar Cahén and Harold Town - Paint & Paper, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
1999 Painters Eleven - Commemorative Exhibition, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
1979 -
1991
Painters Eleven in Retrospect, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
1987 -
1990
Town. Works on Paper 1952 - 1987, Canada House, London; Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris. National tour
1990 Town. Four Decades, The Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
1986 Harold Town. A Retrospective, Art Gallery Ontario, Toronto
1984 Toy Horse Drawings, Moore Gallery, Hamilton; Laing Galleries, Toronto
1980 Poets and Other People. Drawings by Harold Town. Art Gallery of Windsor
1975 Indications. Harold Town 1944 - 1975, Art Gallery of Windsor. Touring Exhibition
1973 Harold Town. The First Exhibition of New Work, 1969 - 1973, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa. Touring Exhibition
1972 Toronto Painting: 1953 - 1965, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Art Gallery of Toronto
1971 Silent Stars, Sound Stars, Film Stars, Sears Vincent Price Gallery, Chicago. Touring Exhibition
1970 Harold Town. Enigmas, Hart House, University of Toronto
1965 Eros '65, Dorothy Cameron Gallery, Toronto
1964 Canadian Painting, Tate Gallery, London; XXXII Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1963 Fifteen Canadian Artists, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1958 Painters Eleven with Distinguished Artists from Quebec, The Park Gallery, Toronto
1957 Painters Eleven 1957 Exhibition, The Park Gallery, Toronto; L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Montreal
1954 Painters Eleven, Roberts Gallery, Toronto







Text copied directly from artnet.com (http://artnet.com/Artists/), cbc.ca (http://archives.cbc.ca), and Robert Fulford's essay on Harold Town (http://www.robertfulford.com/town.html)