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Gordon Becker

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Sculptor Gordon Becker
Gordon Becker

About Gordon Becker

Gordon Becker, being utterly captivated by a film of an Inuit carver creating an image full of magic and power from a raw lump of stone, Gordon Becker determined then and there to become a carver and sculptor.
Sculptor Gordon Becker
Making Persephone`s Dance

Exhibition History of Gordon Becker

Gordon Becker`s Exhibitions
Biennale Internazionale Dell`Arte contemporanea, Florence, Italy Dec.2003

Solo:
Redcliff Realty in Partnership with SSC presents May ? July 2007
Pia Bauman School for Ballet and Creative Movement, Toronto Nov. 2005
Gallery Solo, 42 Manitou Dr., King City, Ont. April - Sept. 2005
Art Gallery of Northumberland
Cobourg, Ont. Canada Apr. 2003
Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto Oct. 2002
Canadian National Exhibition, Anniversary of Flight in Canada, Toronto Aug. 1999
The Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo Jan. 1999
Del Bello Gallery, 877 King St. W., Toronto Oct. 1995
Gallery 306, 80 Spadina Ave., Toronto Apr. 1987

Gordon Becker`s Two Person:
York University, Strong College 50th. Anniversary celebrations Oct. 2008
Gallery Solo, 42 Manitou Dr., King City, Ont. Continuing from: April 2006
Gallery Solo, 42 Manitou Dr., King City, Ont. Nov. 2004 ? April 2005
Galerie Wild, Kaizerplatz, Frankfurt, Germany, Continuing from: April ? June 2004

Go5rdon Becker`s Group:
New York City Art Expo New York City March 2012
New York City Art Expo New York City March 2011
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto Oct. 2010
Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto Jan. 2010
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto Mar. 2009
Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Feb. 2009
Filmport Artists in film industry, Toronto Sept. 2008
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto Sept. 2008
The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto Sept. 2008
The Varley Gallery, Markham, Ont. Sept. 2008
Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto July 2008
Riverspan Sculpture exhibition
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA June 2008
Off Camera. Artists working in Film Industry Toronto Sept 2007
Canadian Design Expo, Toronto Sept 2007
The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto Apr. 2007
Denison Gallery, Toronto Sept. 2006
Canadian Design Expo, Toronto Sept. 2006
Nuit Blanche, Toronto Sept. 2006
Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto Mar. 2006
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto Feb. 2006
Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto Feb. 2006
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto Oct. 2004
Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto Sept. 2004
Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto Apr. 2003
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto Oct. 2002
Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto Mar. 2002
Nancy Poole`s Studio, Toronto Jan.-Mar. 2002
Nancy Poole`s Studio, Toronto Apr.-Aug. 2001
Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto Mar. 2001
Nancy Poole`s Studio, Toronto Mar. 2001
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto Mar. 2001
Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto Dec. 2000
Toronto 2000 International Art Fair
Toronto Nov. 2000
Del Bello Gallery, Toronto Dec. 1995
Del Bello gallery, Toronto May 1995
Gallery 306, Toronto Sept.1987
53 Fraser Studio, Toronto Sept.1986
53 Fraser Studio, Toronto Oct. 1985
The Pauline McGibbon Cultural Centre Toronto Sept.1985
Atelier Lucas, Toronto June 1985
Atelier Lucas, Toronto Dec.1984
Form `84, Toronto Nov.1984
53 Fraser Studio, Toronto Sept.1984
College Park Gallery, Toronto Mar.1984
Reid Stewart Gallery, Toronto May 1981
Nation Art Gallery of New Zealand Sept.1976

Dance of Generations, Cobourg Gallery

Biography / CV of Gordon Becker

Gordon Becker`s Biography
My life in art began in earnest at the age of eleven in Wellesley, Ontario. Being utterly captivated by a film of an Inuit carver creating an image full of magic and power from a raw lump of stone, I determined then and there to become a carver.

A christmas gift of a small set of high quality carving tools began a passion that has never abated. After leaving O.C.A. in 1969 I travelled and worked around the world for nearly a decade; building houses and fighting forest fires in the Yukon, picking potatoes in England, washing pots in Paris, doing hotel laundry in Switzerland, (where I learned to speak French), building mnore houses in New Zealand and managing exploration work in northern Australia. My travels included several months in Central America and visist to many Pacific and Indonesian Islands as well as New Guinea.

I had the first exhibition of my sculpture at the National Art Gallery of New Zealand in Wellington.

Upon my return to Canada in 1977 I undertook to complete an apprenticeship with a master woodcarver, which I accomplished in 1981. I began, at that point to seriously apply my knowledge of the world and my skills to the production of sculptural works. Film set construction and sculpture commissions have provided a sound financial foundation from which to work on the development of my artistic passions.

Invitations to exhibit in Commercial and public galleries began to rapidly increase in the late nineties and two thousands.

In 2003 I was invited to exhibit my work at the Biennale Internazionale dell` Arts Contemporanea in Florence Italy, where I was awarded a Gold Medallion in the Sculpture Category.

In 2004 I was invited to exhibit my work at Galerie Wild in Frankfurt, Germany.

I continue to show my work here in Canada and in Europe.

African Dancer, John B. Aird Gallery

Artist Statement of Gordon Becker

Gordon Becker`s life in art began in earnest at the age of eleven in Wellesley, Ontario

Awards and Prizes of Gordon Becker

Gordon Becker`s Awards
Gold Medallion 4th in Sculpture Category.
Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence Italy, 2003

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Gordon Becker

Gordon Becker`s Film set construction and sculpture commissions have provided a sound financial foundation from which to work on the development of my artistic passions.

Public Works of Gordon Becker

Gordon Becker`s Invitations to exhibit in Commercial and public galleries began to rapidly increase in the late nineties and two thousands.

Qualifications / Education of Gordon Becker

Sculpture, OCAD University

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Gordon Becker

Woodcarving, Issue 136, Jan. Feb. 2014 (Link)
Great Britain, February 2014

Issue 136 of Woodcarving, the worlds leading Carving magazine featured my work on the cover and contained a six page feature article authored by Sheila Campbell, Professor Emeritus in Fine Art at the University of Toronto.

Teaching Experience

2010 - present - Woodcarving Masterclasses, Sculpture and carving instuctor,
Toronto District School Board

Price Range of Work

Gordon Becker's work has a price range from £6,334 to £45,000

Mediums utilised

Gordon Becker's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Gordon Becker's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Wood Sculptures (7)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (7)
Suspended Sculptures or Statues or Statuettes (6)
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures (5)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (4)
Painted Coloured Tinted Patinated Enamelled Sculptures Statues statuettes (3)
Flamboyant Colourful Exuberant Exotic Gaudy Gorgeous Dedcorative Vivid Brightly Coloured Spectacular Sculptures (3)
Hyperrealistic Sculptures (3)
Wild Modern Contemporary Dance or Dancing sculpture (2)
Polychrome Sculpture Multi-Coloured Statues statuettes statuary (2)
Sensuous Sexy Erotic (Nude Naked Girls Females Women Ladies)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Stylized People Sculptures
Human Figurative Sculptures
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
Children Playing Sculptures or Statues or statuettes
Balancing Sculptures
Indoor figurative sculpture
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