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Now residing in Montreal where he continues to paint and draw, Yehouda Chaki (1936-) was born in Athens, went to school at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, and lived from 1945 to 1960 in Tel Aviv.

Chaki’s work has been described as a collision of the outside world with the artist’s innermost visceral perceptions.  His landscapes and still-lifes are created by selecting and assembling commonly known elements of nature so as to present us with a newly ordered vision of the world.  Although no element in his artworks can be traced to actual places and plants, he presents us with a believable reality entirely of his own making.  The essence of the painting is to be found in their execution.  Shapes are defined by forceful lines or clashes of colour, distance is conveyed by subtle shadings contrasting with brutal overlaps, and light and mood proceed from chromatic interplays laced with telling brushwork.  (Excerpted from “Chaki:  A Language of Passion”, by Leo Rosshandler).

Public & Private Collections

  • Abitibi-Price Aird & Berlis, Toronto
  • Aldo Group Avmor
  • Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredricton, NB
  • Beit Yad leBanim Museum, Holon, Isreal
  • Ben-Gurion University, Isreal
  • Bentall 5, Vancouver, BC
  • Beth Tikvah, Montreal,
  • QC Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Toronto,
  • Calgary Petroleum Club, Calgary, AB
  • Campbell, Godfrey & Lewtas, Toronto, ON
  • Canadian Consulate, New York, NY
  • Canadian Embassy, Argentina
  • CIL Collection, Montreal, QC
  • Claridge, Montreal, QC
  • Coca-Cola Limited, Montreal, QC
  • Concordia University, Montreal, QC
  • Cormark Securities Inc., Toronto, ON
  • Desjardins Ducharme, Montreal, QC
  • Eretz Israel Museum, Israel
  • Fort Lauderdale Museum, FL
  • Gaz Metropolitain, Montreal, QC
  • General Electric, Toronto, ON
  • Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON
  • Hotel Intercontinental, Toronto, ON
  • Husky Oil, Calgary, AB
  • Hydro Quebec, Montreal, QC
  • Imperial Oil Limited, Toronto, ON
  • Jerusalem City Hall, Israel
  • Lavalin Inc, Montreal, QC
  • Loto-Quebec Collection, Montreal, QC
  • Montefiore Club, Montreal, QC
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, QC
  • Mouvement Desjardins, QC
  • Murray Axmith, Toronto, ON
  • Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal
  • Musee d’Art Juif, Paris, France
  • Musee de Toulon, France
  • Musee de foyer d’Israel, Belgium
  • Musee du Bas-Saint-Laurent, QC
  • Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • National Assembly, Quebec City
  • Petrocan, Calgary, AB
  • Philadelphia Museum, PA
  • Reitman Collection, Montreal, QC
  • Rose Museum, Boston, MA
  • Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal, QC
  • Security Pacific Bank, Toronto, ON
  • Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue, Montreal, QC
  • Shell Resources, Calgary, AB
  • SOQUIP, Montreal, QC
  • The Robert McLauglin Gallery, ON
  • Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC
  • University of New Brunswick Museum, NB

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015 – Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
  • 2014 – Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
  • 2014 – Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON
  • 2012 – Gallery DeNovo, Sun Valley, ID
  • 2012 – Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC
  • 2012 – Newzones Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2012 -Galere de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
  • 2011 – Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
  • 2011 – Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON
  • 2010 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2010 – Concordia University, Montreal, QC
  • 2009 – Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2009 – Gallery De Novo, Sun Valley, ID
  • 2008 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Vancouver, BC
  • 2006 – Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2005 – McIntosh Gallery, London, ON
  • 2005 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery,Vancouver, BC
  • 2005 – UNB Art Center, Fredericton, NB
  • 2004 – Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON
  • 2002 – Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2001 – Hart House Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2001 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery,Vancouver, BC
  • 2000 – The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
  • 2000 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1999 – Waddington & Gorce,Montreal, QC
  • 1998 – Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1998 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1997 – Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 1996 – Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1995 – Waddington & Gorce, Montreal, QC
  • 1995 – Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 1994 – Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, ON
  • 1994 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1993 – Odon Wagner Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 1993 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1992 – Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, ON
  • 1992 – Waddington & Gorce, Montreal, QC
  • 1992 – Galerie Madeleine Lacerte, Quebec City, QC
  • 1992 – Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal, QC
  • 1991 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1990 – Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, ON
  • 1990 – Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, ON
  • 1990 – Galerie Madeleine Lacerte, Quebec City, QC
  • 1990 – Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal, QC
  • 1989 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1989 – Galerie Daniel, Montreal, QC
  • 1989 – Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, ON
  • 1989 – Galerie Madeleine Lacerte, Quebec City, QC
  • 1989 – Galerie Daniel, Montreal, QC
  • 1989 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1987 – Galerie Madeleine Lacerte, Quebec City, QC
  • 1987 – Galerie Daniel, Montreal, QC
  • 1986 – Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, ON
  • 1986 – Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, ON