William Armstrong (Irish Canadian 1822-1914)
Sault Ste. Marie - 1866 1905
Watercolour on Paper
On long-term loan to the Art Gallery of Algoma from the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Hamilton Collection
Survey of the Collection
May 25, 2019
Survey of the Collection presents a cross section of approximately 5,000 artworks in the permanent collection of the AGA. This collection is large and extensive in nature, so the survey includes many different artists and artforms. Some of the oldest pieces are beautiful 19th century watercolours by William Armstrong which are great evidence of how this area looked like at the time when he was passing through. The exhibition continues with other beautiful landscapes of Algoma and beyond such as artworks by the Group of Seven artists. Important segment of the collection and the exhibition is Indigenous art including historical and contemporary examples. Canadian and international abstract art from the second half of the 20th century has a strong representation in the collection and is part of this exhibition.