Douglas Haynes

(1936 – 2016)

“I want more from art than to be just a visual thing. If it's just visual than I’ve been wasting my time. There's got to be some spiritual thing there as well.” ~ Douglas Haynes

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Douglas Haynes

Douglas Haynes, 1991, XWP,
acrylic on paper, 30 in x 22 in.

Douglas Haynes
Douglas Haynes, Double Blues, 1978

acrylic on canvas, 66 ins x 47 ins.

Douglas Haynes
Douglas Haynes, Once Orange 11, 1979

acrylic on canvas, 49 ins x 42 ins.

Douglas Haynes
Douglas Haynes, Sly Pleasure, 1981

acrylic on canvas, 37 ins x 21.5 ins.

Douglas Haynes

Douglas Haynes was born 1936 in Regina, Saskatchewan. In 1958 he graduated from the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art, now called the Alberta College of Art.. He studied at the Royal College of Art, Holland in 1960-61. He joined the teaching staff at the University of Alberta, Edmonton in 1970. Douglas Haynes is considered one of the most important contemporary abstract artists in Canada. His work has been described as post-painterly abstraction. “ Haynes work is a hybrid of non-objective painting and the kind of painting that makes use of subject matter. Shapes flutter and dance as if they are putti or angels or ascending and floating figures in a shallow, dished-in space within a stage set or niche in the wall. There is a richness and intensity of colour, and a deeper more sonorous surface.”

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1960 Studio 60, Edmonton
1962 Edmonton Art Gallery
1964 Jacox Gallery, Edmonton
1970 Edmonton Art Gallery
1970 Alberta College of Art
1971 University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
1974 Glenbow Museum, Calgary
1974 Edmonton Art Gallery
1975 Latitude 53, Edmonton
1976 Alberta College of Art, Calgary
1976 University of Lethbridge
1977 Red Deer College
1978 Gallery One, Toronto
1979 Downstairs Gallery, Edmonton
1980 Mira Godard Gallery, Calgary
1980 Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge
1980 Kenneth Heffel Gallery, Vancouver
1981 The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge
1981 Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1981 Gallery One, Toronto
1982 Mira Godard Gallery, Calgary
1983 Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
1984 Gallery One, Toronto
1985 Edmonton Art Gallery
1986 Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary
1987 Art Placement, Saskatoon
1988 Alberta House, London, England
1989 Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary
1991 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
1991 Edmonton Art Gallery
1991 Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary
1992 Whyte Museum, Banff
1993 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario
1994 Keyano College, Fort McMurray
1994 Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton
1996 Gallery One, Toronto
1997 Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary
1998 Scott Gallery, Edmonton
1999 Gallery One, Toronto
1999 Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary
2000 Edmonton Art Gallery
2000 Scott Gallery, Edmonton
2005 Edmonton Art Gallery (retrospective, Toledo Series)
Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary
2006 “From the Delta”, Scott Gallery, Edmonton
2008 Gallery One, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions
1963 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1964 Edmonton Art Gallery
1965 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1971 Royal Canadian Academy, Montreal, Charlottetown
1973 Edmonton Art Gallery
1974 Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal
1975 Hamilton Art Gallery
1975 National Gallery of Canada
1975 Time-Life National touring show
1976 Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown
1977 Norman McKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
1977 Edmonton Art Gallery
1978 “Certain Traditions”, Canada and Great Britain
1979 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1980 Edmonton Art Gallery
1981 Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
1983 Edmonton Art Gallery
1985 Canada House, London, England
1985 Bonn, West Germany; Paris, France
1986 Wade Gallery, Los Angeles
1986 Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary
1986 Edmonton Art Gallery
1987 Glenbow Museum, Calgary
1988 Olympic Arts Festival, Virginia Christopher Galleries
1988 Alberta College of Art, Calgary
1988 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1989 Edmonton Art Gallery
1992 Art Evo, City Centre, Edmonton
1993 Grande Prairie Regional College, University of Lethbridge
1994 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
2000 Gallery One, Toronto

Douglas Haynes passed away on February 10, 2016. He will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues in the Canadian art community and every one else that had the privilege of knowing him. Douglas Haynes will be remembered as a trailblazer of contemporary art in Canada, pushing the boundaries of post-modern abstraction.

Artist’s Website

Roald Naasgard, Abstract Painting in Canada, 2007, pg. 303

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