Malak Karsh at OAG Annex [Opening Reception]

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Opening reception: 4th November, 5pm
OAG Annex at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Show Open from 22 October, 2015 - 17 January, 2016│

When Malak Karsh (1915–2001) first came to Canada (from Mardin, Turkey), he immediately fell in love with the country that had taken him in, and he devoted his life to capturing its beauty. Using only his first name, Malak, as a way of distinguishing himself from his famous brother, he worked as a photojournalist. His scope became the Canadian landscape with a focus on the national capital region. Malak, one of the founders of the Canadian Tulip Festival, received the Order of Canada in 1996. To celebrate his centennial year, the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) has organized an exhibit with selections of images from his body of work.

The OAG would like to thank the donors Füsun and Tuncer Ören, as well as Michel Gauthier, Sidney Karsh and the Karsh family for their help and support during the planning of this exhibition.

Curated by: Stephanie Germano, Manager, ART Rental & Sales