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Frequently Asked Questions


March 1965, vernissage at the Dorothy Cameron Gallery in Toronto
Ron Bloore cleans “Blue, Green and White Painting” now cherished by the AGO.

Did he paint in 1950’s?
Yes, and the 40’s, but Bloore destroyed or dismissed all this pre-1958 work as formative. The summer he went from abstraction to non-representation was his real start as a painter and his return from Greece in 1963 was the beginning of his main contribution to painting as such.

When did he die?
He died Sept. 4th, 2009 at the age of 84 in Toronto. He was born in Brampton, Ontario May29th 1925 at 2:49 am.

Did he have any kids?
He had one older brother, two wives (both named Dorothy) and four children.

Why so much white?
Many, many, many reasons. Principally for its advantages in showing texture and relief.

Was Bloore in the R.C.A.?
He was not a joiner of clubs, not the RCA or the RSA or any other. He did receive the Order of Canada, so he could be called a “member” of that. He also received two Honourary Doctorates but you wouldn’t call him a “Doctor.”

Wasn’t he the leader of the Regina Five?
No. There was never a group of painters who called themselves the Regina Five. Nevertheless the phrase dogged the seven or eight artists related to the story their entire careers, and it pops up in many of the texts here.

Who are the estate's dealers?
The Bloore Estate has kept up Ron's relationship with the Wallace Galleries in Calgary, showing there regularly. From Ron Moore's retirement in 2013 until 2022 we did not have representation in Toronto. But this changed in late '22 when we began selling through the two Rumi Galleries in Toronto and Oakville.

Does the estate use auctions?
Not for Bloores. The estate has auctioned some of his collection of other artist's works.


Lochhead/Bloore ’21
Peel Sumi Inkworks ’19
Wallace Gallery ’16
Moore Gallery Tribute ’11
Wallace Gallery Tribute ’11
Carleton U Works on Paper ’08
Mackenzie/Nickle ’07-09
Peter Pan 2006-15
AGP, Bloore at 80, ’05
Art Company, Sploores etc ’03
Winchester, Small Works ’03
Meridian Gallery, Inkworks ’03
Lambton Gallery, Inkworks ’02
Not Without Design ’90-2
AGP, Bloore Drawings 1960-88
Dorothy Cameron Gallery ’65
Here And Now, Toronto ’62
Win Hedore, Regina ’60

Late Sixties
Early Sixties
The Beginning
Early Drawing
Mixing Media
Black Inkworks
Larger Inkworks
Studies on Paper
Baby Bloores

Regina Five Interviews ’91
Knapik Interview ’91
Murray Interview ’78
Morton Retrospective ’94
Jan Wyers Retrospective ’89
Folk Painters, Jan Wyers ’60
Art in Canada, Spring ’51
Roest, Bloore's Dialectic ’17
Bloore at Eighty 1988-05
Not Without Design ’91
Peterborough Donation ’88
Bloore Drawings 1960-88
Regina Five Reunion ’81
Ted Heinrich Review ’79
Barry Lord Review ’66
Robert Fulford Review ’62
Win Hedore in Regina ’60
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