Kenneth Gordon (1929-1998)

Artist Biography:


Kenneth Gordon was born in Winnipeg in 1929 and began painting at an early age. After studying at the Winnipeg School of Art, he was employed as a commercial artist before working as an art instructor at R.B. Russell Vocational High School for 17 years.

Gordon retired early to pursue his painting full-time, residing and working in the town of Winnipeg Beach. Following in the footsteps of the Group of Seven, Gordon was inspired by the Canadian landscape and created small oil sketches from his many hiking and canoe trips through Canada’s wilderness country. in the early 1990s he painted abandoned Haida villages on the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia.

Gordon’s works are held in the collections of Boeing Canada, Richardsons, Investors Group, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Sony of Canada, Mark Messier and The Park Plaza Hotel-Toronto, as well as private collections in ten foreign countries. He was also the founder of the Medea Art Gallery in Winnipeg.



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