The Firestone Collection of Canadian Art

Pegi Nichol MacLeod (1904-1949), Nuns on Jarvis Street, c. 1935, watercolour on paperPegi Nichol MacLeod, "Nuns on Jarvis Street", c. 1935, watercolour on paper. Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, Ottawa Art Gallery. Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation.

FIRESTONE COLLECTION
OF CANADIAN ART

The Firestone Collection of Canadian Art is a significant art collection that spans the modern period (1890–1985). Originally established by Ottawa-based collectors O.J. and Isobel Firestone in the early 1950s, the collection contains over 1,600 works by influential Canadian artists, including Maxwell Bates, Edwin Holgate, Arthur Lismer, Henri Masson, Marian Scott and Philip Surrey.

In 1973, O.J. and Isobel Firestone donated their collection to the Ontario Heritage Foundation. In 1992, the Foundation transferred ownership to the City of Ottawa. OAG houses and presents the collection through changing exhibitions that highlight its breadth and diversity.

 

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Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, Paraskeva ClarkParaskeva Clark, "Homage to a Soviet Film, Baltic Deputy", 1968, oil and graphite on masonite. Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, Ottawa Art Gallery. Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation. © Clive Clark