Historical Vignette

Jack Chambers, Lombardo Avenue, 1972-1976, oil on canvas, 91.8 x 91.8 cm

Jack Chambers (1931-1978), Lombardo Avenue, 1972-1976, oil on canvas, 91.8 x 91.8 cm.
Canada Council Art Bank Collection

The city of London, Ontario, pulsed with artistic activity in the 1960s. Artists like Jack Chambers (1931-1978) and Greg Curnoe (1936-1992) fuelled the ferment with a regionalist approach favouring the precise representation of reality and exploration of the familiar.