John Barrie Rennie (Canadian 1900-1979)


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ARTIST BIORAPHY: RENNIE, John Barrie (Canada, 1900-1972) Rennie was a naturalist and lover of the outdoors for most of his life. During his long career, he traveled throughout Canada (with A.Y. Jackson, Ralph Burton and George Thomson, to name a few) and the West Indies, painting flowers and landscapes. EDUCATION:A scholarship student, he studied at the Ontario College of Art under A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer and J.E.H. MacDonald; Art Student’s League, New York City; Mexico, under James Pinto and Fred Samuelson. SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: Jean Bohne Gallery, New York; Entwhistle Gallery, New Jersey; Southern Vermont Gallery, Manchester, Vermont; The Dare Gallery, Detroit; Continental Gallery, Montreal; Scottish Gallery, Toronto; Eaton Fine Art Gallery, Toronto; Malenis Gallery, Toronto; The Allende Gallery, Mexico City. Bibliographic References: MacDonald, Colin S. A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Vol. 7, 1996.