Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

November 26, 2010 15:38 ET

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Passing of Doris McCarthy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2010) - It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Canadian artist Doris McCarthy.

Strongly influenced by members of the Group of Seven, Ms. McCarthy is best known for her landscapes and depictions of Arctic icebergs, in particular her series Iceberg Fantasies. She painted scenes from every Canadian province and territory, and her work is held in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto.

With memberships in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, as well as her induction into the Order of Ontario in 1992 and the Order of Canada in1986, Ms. McCarthy was a strong presence in the Canadian art world, and her loss will be felt throughout Canada.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I want to express my deepest condolences to Ms. McCarthy's family and friends.

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