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BECKETT FINE ART - Celebrating 50 Years in Art
After decades of running one of the most established and hippest galleries in Yorkville, Tom Beckett of BECKETT FINE ART has set up shop at 216 Avenue Road and kicks off with a stellar showcase of Arthur Shilling oil paintings and graphite drawings that include some never before seen works, just released from the Arthur Shilling Estate.
This new Toronto gallery space, opening October 13th, marks 50 years in Art for the Beckett name. Beckett represents a select stable of established and emerging painters, sculptors and photographers from Canada, USA, UK and Japan. He was brought up in the family art business and formally studied art history at Christie’s in London, England over 30 years ago.
“I’ve been working with many important collectors and public galleries of late, assisting them with building their collections and exhibitions, including Arthur Shillings present public gallery tour curated by William Kingfisher at The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Thunder Bay Art Gallery and The McLaren Art Centre in Barrie, ON.”
Beckett has represented Arthur Shilling since 1975 and the Arthur Shilling Estate since 1986.
“Arthur Shilling is one of the pioneers and truly one of the best among his peers of indigenous artists of Canada, and of our time,” says Beckett. “This exhibition is important for not only those who respect, and cherish Shilling’s artistry, but also for those who collect this great artist’s work.”