Ivan Eyre

Ivan Kenneth Eyre was born in Tullymet, Saskatchewan in 1935.

Ivan EyreThroughout his education, he studied under important artists including Ernest Lindner and Eli Bornstein. Eyre graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba in 1957 and spent the following year at the University of North Dakota. Returning to Canada, he began to teach at the University of Manitoba where he was appointed Full Professor (Painting and Drawing) until his retirement in 1993.
Throughout five decades of painting, Eyre produced figurative work, still lifes, personal mythologies, figure silhouette/landscape, family portraits and panoramic landscapes. His ability to combine these various interests into works of authority and visual appeal has made Eyre one of Canada's most respected painters.
In 1998 the Pavilion Gallery Museum was opened at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg with the entire third floor dedicated as the Ivan Eyre Gallery. Ivan's gift to the museum was enormous as he donated two hundred paintings, five thousand drawings and sixteen sculptures which are shown in exhibitions in his gallery on a rotating basis. Ivan Eyre's paintings and sculptures are represented exclusively by Loch Gallery in Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary.
Among his many honours, Eyre was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1974, he received the Queen's Silver Jubliee medal in 1977, the University of Manitoba Alumini Jubilee Award in 1982, and he is the subject of several films and books. He has held solo exhibitions from 1962 to the present and is represented in numerous public, private and corporate collections throughout Canada and the World.

  • Study for Moos-O-Men, Drawing, Ivan Eyre
  • Double Head, Painting, Ivan Eyre
  • Study for Black Woman, Drawing, Ivan Eyre
  • Self, Drawing, Ivan Eyre
  • Study for High C, Drawing, Ivan Eyre
  • Black Dial, Painting, Ivan Eyre