100 years of educating artists, designers, art historians, curators and other art professionals!
2013 is the year that marks the centenary of the School of Art that first opened as the Winnipeg School of Art in the Winnipeg Industrial Bureau at the corner of Main Street and Water. Since then our students and graduates have gone on to influence the development of a Canadian art scene through their contributions to education, art practice, research and cultural organizations and institutions.
A very tiny sampling of those many, many past students includes:
Betino Assa, Daniel Barrow, Paul Butler, Michael Dumontier, Karel Funk, Tim Gardner, Sarah Ann Johnson, Micah Lexier, Jillian Macdonald, Divya Mehra, Jon Pylypchuk, Lynn Richardson, Royal Art Lodge (Michael Dumontier, Marcel Dzama, Neil Farber, Drue Langlois, Jonathan Pylypchuk, and Adrian Williams), Elaine Stocki;
Ivan Eyre, Joe Fafard, Ron Gabe (aka Felix Partz of General Idea), Wanda Koop, Winston Leathers, Gordon Lebrecht, William Lobchuk, Donald Proch, Don Reichert, Gordon Smith, Eva Stubbs, Jon Tupper, Esther Warkov.
These are some notable students from the Winnipeg School of Art before it became part of the University of Manitoba in 1950: Takao Tanabe, H. Eric Bergman, Pauline Boutal, Robert Bruce, Charles Comfort, Nicholas Grandmaison, Gordon Smith.