Forest Flora of Quebec

January 25 – February 14, 1983

McPherson Library Gallery

An exhibition of 77 paintings by W. Smirnoff which confirms Smirnoff’s “scientist-artist” duality through the research of his subjects and the poetry of their interpretation. Smirnoff isolates anonymous aspects of the forest and renders then in their singular beauty on canvas. This exhibition was circulated by Ottawa’s National Museum of Natural Sciences.

About the Artist:

Wladimir Smirnoff (1917-2000) focused much of his life on the protection of the environment. He was a senior scientist at the Laurentian Forest Research Centre, Environment Canada. In 2002, the first $10,000 Wladimir A. Smirnoff Fellowship was awarded.