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The Douglas Udell Gallery has been in the art business for over forty-five years in Edmonton and over twenty-five years in Vancouver. From 1974 to 1984, art dealer Doug Udell partnered the gallery in Denmark and owned another gallery in Calgary from 2004 to 2009. The Douglas Udell Gallery deals primarily in contemporary Canadian art but is also a venue for American and international modern art and Canadian historical art.
The Douglas Udell Gallery is known for representing many of Canada`s leading contemporary artists including Vic Cicansky, Natalka Husar, Ann Kipling, Dorothy Knowles, William Perehudoff, and Andrew Valko. The gallery also represents leading young artists gaining momentum in the international art scene such as Erik Olson, Dominique Gaucher, Tim Okamura, Hua Jin, and Matthew Pillsbury. The gallery is committed to making Canadian historical art available by presenting artists such as the Group of Seven and their contemporaries: David Milne, Emily Carr, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Paul-Émile Borduas, and William Kurelek.
With a mission to challenge and educate art collectors, the Douglas Udell Gallery regularly garners international attention. In the 1970s, Doug Udell introduced the European Kobra Group to Edmonton with the artists such as Karel Appel, Pierre Alechinsky, and Asger Jorn. Doug Udell introduced and exhibited American colour field painting with the works of such artists as Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, and Jules Olitski. Around the same time, Udell started representing Canadian colour field painters such as Jack Bush and William Perehudoff. Doug Udell was the estate representative for Jack Bush in Western Canada from his death in 1976 until 1986.
With enviable international connections, the gallery is able to bring the best of the contemporary art world to its patrons. Douglas Udell Gallery introduced and exhibited international heavyhitters such as Gerhard Richter, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Adam Fuss, as well as works by Pablo Picasso, from the collection of Marina Picasso, and Henri Matisse. The gallery has also made the works available by artists such as Damien Hirst, Peter Doig, Jim Dine, and Lucian Freud.
The Douglas Udell Gallery has participated in art fairs in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Chicago and had a nine-year run at the Toronto International Art Fair. It is consistently active in the art community and supportive of contemporary Canadian artists. It continues to introduce new artists to the public and maintains a regular exhibition program in both galleries.
Note: gallery hours are subject to change, please call to verify hours before visiting