FALK, Gathie




Author Tags: Art

Born January 31, 1928 in Alexander, Manitoba, she grew up within a family of Mennonite immigrants. She finished high school by correspondence in 1947, moved to Vancouver, worked as a schoolteacher and became a fulltime artist as of 1965. She is known for her playful, whimsical ceramic sculptures of shoes and other common objects. A book about her work was published in conjunction with a major retrospective exhibit in 2000. She has received the Order of Canada.

BOOKS:

Gathie Falk (Douglas & McIntyre; Vancouver Art Gallery, 2000)

[BCBW 2003] "Art"