ABOUT THE COLLECTION
The AGO is home to an outstanding collection of Canadian art, with a particular emphasis on the art of Toronto and Ontario. The Canadian collection spans art from the earliest forms of human expression (that fall within current national boundaries) through to 1990.
The AGO has one of the premier collections of work by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, and their contemporaries. The collection also includes Early Quebec art, pre-Confederation watercolours, Canadian modernism and abstraction, including work by Paul-Émile Borduas, Rita Letendre, Kazuo Nakamura and Jack Bush, and works on paper and sculpture from all periods, including Canada’s most comprehensive collection of sculptures by Frances Loring and Florence Wyle.
The AGO is the primary centre of research and study for an increasing number of Canadian artists such as David Milne (the expanded David Milne Study Centre launched in 2012) Kathleen Munn, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe, Paterson Ewen, Betty Goodwin, Gershon Iskowitz, Christiane Pflug, Michael Snow and Joyce Wieland.