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The Collector's Gallery - Fine Canadian Art

Hazel Litzgus

Hazel Litzgus was born and raised in Lloydminster, Alberta.Although she has had formal training in anatomical drawing at the Edmonton Art Gallery under Gordon Barry, she is mainly self-taught.

Among her best-loved paintings are the scenes of her prairie childhood.These paintings of small town life, of farm work and play, are constructed from memory, with careful attention paid to details.Her watercolours are executed in a simple, direct style that includes the distortions of perspective fouind in naďve or primitive painting.

Hazel’s work has been exhibited across Canada and the world, including The National Gallery of Canada; Canada House London, Paris, Brussels, New York, Tokyo, Glenbow, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.She has also been featured in books such as An Alberta Art Cronicle, Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art (Altitude Press), Images in American and Canadian Fiction, Prairie Women (Yale University Press), Artists of Alberta (University of Alberta Press), A People’s Art (National Gallery of Canada), Reference Book of Alberta Artists (Government of Alberta), and is the subject of a film in “A Sense of Place; The Canadian Artist and the Landscape of Western Canada” by Dionysian Productions of Calgary.

Queen Elizabeth II received a Litzgus original as a gift on her last visit to Canada.

Recently an exhibition of her works in the Alberta Art Foundation Collection toured small communities throughout Alberta.

2019 New WorksThe Collectors' Gallery of Art, Calgary AB

2016 New WorksThe Collectors' Gallery of Art, Calgary AB

2014 New Works, The Collectors’ Gallery of Art, Calgary, AB

2013-14 Memories of the Farm, a touring exhibition by the Alberta Foundation of the Arts

1989 A Second Look, Alberta Art Foundation, Triangle Gallery &
Beaver House Gallery, Edmonton , AB

The Primitives (Travelling Exhibition) Alberta Art Foundation

1988 Solo Show, Masters Gallery, Calgary, AB

1982 Bridging the Gap, Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton, AB

1981 Beaver House Group – group exhibition, Edmonton, AB
Masters Gallery, Calgary, AB

1979 Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Macdonald Gallery, ON

1978 Two Person Show, College Gallery, Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB

1977 Shell Canada Collection, Shell Canada, Calgary, AB
Watercolour Society Show, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB

1975 Alberta Scape, Masters Gallery, Calgary, AB

1973 Primitives Canada, Burnaby Art Gallery, B.C. (auspices of National Gallery,Ottawa
A People’s Art, National Gallery, Ottawa

1972 Two Person Show, Canadian Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

1971 Seven Alberta Artists, Allied Arts Centre, Calgary, AB
Two Person Show, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB

1970 Solo Exhibition, Allied Arts Centre, Calgary, AB

1966 Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolours, drawings and prints
National Gallery, Ottawa

Videos and Films:

Caribou College, A Sense of Place, The Canadian Artist and the
Landscape of Western Canada

Department of Education, Reference Film, Province of Alberta

D. Chittick- Dionysian Productions

Books and Publications:

A People’s Art, National Gallery, Canada, University of Toronto Press
J. Russell Harper

Prairie Women – Images in American and Canadian Fiction (hard cover)
Carol Fairbanks, Yale University Press, U.S.A., New Haven and London

Artists of Alberta (hard cover Suzanne Devonshire Baker
University of Alberta Press

1989-90 Included in the “Domtar” Calendar for 1990 “Domtar Fine Paper Agenda”

1989 Department of Culature and Multiculturalism, Reference Book of Alberta Artists

2005 Where the Meadowlark Sang, published by Fifth House

Subject Articles:

Calgary Herald, Nancy Tousley, April 16, 1986
Western Living, Anne Suche, August, 1985
Calgary Mirror, Janice Friis, Sept. 29, 1981

Work discussed on the BBC, London, Eng. By British Art Critic Robert MacDonald, 1975

The Star Phoenix, July, 2003
Avenue Magazine, Sept. 2003
Lloydminster Meridian, July, 2003
Globe & Mail, July 2003
Alberta Living, Jan, 2004