Sumac Publishing Inc. Who Is Kim Ondaatje The Inventive Life of a Canadian Artist
Lola Tostevin was born into a French-speaking family in Northern Ontario. She writes mainly in English, and has published three novels, eight collections of poetry, and two collections of literary essays. Her work has been translated into French, Italian and Spanish. She served as writer-in-residence at York University and the University of Western Ontario. Who is Kim Ondaatje? is her first biography.
Toronto-born Kim Ondaatje has led a life dedicated to creative expression. Her paintings have appeared in galleries throughout Canada and internationally; they are part of the permanent collections of several major galleries across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. In 2008, the University of Toronto Art Centre held a major retrospective of her work, “Kim Ondaatje: Paintings 1950-1975.” She has published books of her photographs, Small Churches of Canada and Toronto, My City, and one of her films, Black Creek, is part of the National Film Board collection. Ondaatje is the recipient of multiple grants and awards including a Governor General’s Award for cofounding Canadian Artists Representation (now CARFAC). Final Canvas, an eight-acre environmental landscaping project honouring artists and writers, was featured on the television series “Recreating Eden” and included in the book Artists’ Gardens. She is also known for breeding dalmatians and raising cattle on her organic beef farm.
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