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Chester Brown, Louis Riel, 2003

Chester Brown (Canadian, born Montreal, l960, lives in Toronto) Louis Riel, 2003 Ink and graphite on paper Collection of the artist

Chester Brown and Louis Riel

October 12, 2013 – September 14, 2014

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

For more than two decades, Chester Brown has been one of Canada's leading cartoonists. His innovative and influential Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography, which expanded the audience for Canadian cartooning, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. A selection of original drawings from the publication is now on view at the AGO. The works feature the Manitoba politician and Métis leader Louis David Riel fleeing from Fort Garry (now Winnipeg), and his subsequent hanging for treason. Brown’s work combines bold imagery, stark compositions and simple texts to convey a complex Canadian tragedy that remains, for many, controversial and unresolved.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition is included with general admission.

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