Born: Rama Reserve, Ontario
1941 - 1986
Canadian Native - Ojibwa
Arthur Shilling attended the New School of Art and the Ontario College of Art and in 1967, was presented with the Canadian Centennial Medal. The expression of his works are influenced from his unique Ojibway heritage.
Arthur Shilling was born in 1941, into a family of 13 children. His childhood was spent on the Rama Reserve, by the shores of Lake Couchiching, Ontario. At age ten, forced to stay at home because of rheumatic fever, the young Shilling began painting to pass the time. Shilling's evolution as a portrait artist is traced from his move to Toronto in 1960, where he soon became known in art circles. In 1976, open-heart surgery forced him to re-evaluate his life and artistic goals. Following his release from hospital, he returned to the reserve to realize his life-long dream--to build a studio and art gallery for his people. Shilling's art has been described as expressionist*.
Allandale Recreation Centre, Barrie, Ontario
Beckett Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Defasco, Hamilton, Ontario
Imperial Oil Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ottawa, Ont.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ont.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
Sundance Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario
"An Interview with Arthur Shilling." Tawow 7, no. 1 (1980): p. 12-16.
Campbell, Neil R. Review of The Ojibway Dream by Arthur Shilling. Art Post 4, no. 3 (April / May 1987): 17.
Canadian Museum of Civilization, ed. In the Shadow of the Sun: Perspectives on Contemporary Native Art. Hull, Quebec: The Museum, 1993.
Dickason, Olive. Indian Arts in Canada. Ottawa, Ontario: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1972.
"Indian gained famed for 'people pictures'." Globe & Mail Metro Edition, 5 March 1986, p. A-12. [Obituary]
"Indian painter." The (Montreal) Gazette, 6 March 1986, p. D-10. [Obituary]
McCabe, Kevin. Review of The Ojibway Dream by Arthur Shilling. Canadian Childrens Literature 49 (l988): 73-76.
McMaster, Gerald, and Lee-Ann Martin, eds. INDIGENA: Contemporary Native Perspectives. Vancouver, British Columbia: Douglas & McIntyre, 1992./ INDIGENA: Perspectives autochtones contemporaines. Hull, Quebec: Musée canadien des civilisations, 1992.
Menitove, Marcy, ed. Arthur Shilling. Thunder Bay, Ontario: Thunder Bay Art Gallery, 1986. [Catalogue of an exhibition 5-30 September 1986]
"Ojibwa artist thanks St. Mike's." Toronto Star, 9 May 1985, p. A-7.
"Prominent Indian artist." Calgary Herald, 6 March 1986, p. D-2. [Obituary]
Review: Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Globe & Mail Metro Edition, 27 June 1986, p. D12.
Shilling, Arthur. The Ojibway Dream. Montreal, Quebec; Plattsburgh, New York: Tundra Books, 1986.
Stone, Court. We are the Music-Makers: A Bird's-Eye View of the Music- Teaching Scene. Sketches by Arthur Shilling. Wakefield, Quebec: Castenchel2 Editions, 1984.
Sulowski, Ches. Review of The Ojibway Dream by Arthur Shilling. Canadian Materials 15, no. 2 (March 1987): 76.
|Arthur Shilling is a Canadian Native (Ojibwa) artist, born on Rama Reserve, Ontario.|
|La Parete Gallery Fine Art Gallery - Toronto - Canada
La Parete Gallery is recognized for its selection of Fine Art: Canadian Art - Native Art - Inuit Art - First Nations Art - International Art
|Artists: Antonio, Ann Beam, Carl Beam, Molly Lamb Bobak, David Bolduc, Miller Brittain, Christopher Broadhurst,
Israel Broytman, A.J. Casson, Antonio Cardarelli, J. Cardinal-Schubert, Konrad Cramer, Pal Fried, Richard Gorman, Giovanni Guarlotti,
Tom Hodgson, Gershon Iskowitz, Jean-Paul Jérôme, Lee L'Clerc, Maud Lewis, Kenneth Lochhead, Alexandra Luke
René Marcil, Norval Morrisseau, Louis Muhlstock, Louis de Niverville,
William Ogilvie, Frère Jérôme Paradis, William Ronald, Rolph Scarlett, Gerald Scott, Michael J. Seward, Arthur Shilling,
Roland Strasser, Peter Taçon, Harold Town, Jesus Carlos de Vilallonga, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Ruben Zellermayer