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David Bierk
Pastoral Landscape, Locked in Migration, After Keith II
1989
oil on board, rusted iron on board
28″ x 29.5″

Courtesy of: Estate of David Bierk
Estimate: $14 000

Eleventh time participating in
Art With Heart

Artist Statement

Bierk immigrated to Canada in 1972 and took up a teaching position in Peterborough, Ontario. In 1974 he founded Artspace, an artist-run centre, that he directed until 1987. It was then that he decided to devote himself to the full-time pursuit of his career as an artist. A passionate painter and a prolific exhibitor, Bierk successfully established an international reputation for his work. He had eight children and lived and painted in Peterborough until his death from leukemia in August 2002. In 1998, he was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and in 2002 was posthumously awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.