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Ron Bloore was born outside Toronto in 1925 and died in Toronto in 2009.
This site is dedicated to what he produced and how he made it all that way.

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Introduction

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Shows

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Works

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Album & Bio

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CV

  CONTENTS
Part 1
 
 
FEATURED EXHIBITIONS
 
Commercial
Ink and Iconography, Rumi Galleries, 2023
Lochhead / Bloore, Wallace Galleries, 2021
Untitled, Ron Bloore at Wallace Galleries, 2016
Five Decades, Moore Gallery Tribute, 2011
Ron Bloore, Wallace Galleries Tribute, 2011
Peter Pan Restaurant, Toronto, 2006-14
Small Works, Art Company, Toronto, 2003
Small Works, Winchester Gall. Victoria, 2003
Works on Paper, Meridian, San Francisco, 2003
Mixed Media on Paper, Moore Gallery, 1999
Bloore, Dorothy Cameron Gallery, Toronto 1965
Bloore, Here and Now Gallery, Toronto 1962
Public
Sumi Ink Works at Peel Art Gallery, 2019
Works on Paper at Carleton University, 2008
Fragments of Infinity, Regina/Calgary, 2008
Bloore at 80, 1988-2005, Peterborough, 2005
Works on Paper, Gallery Lambton Sarnia, 2002
Bloore Drawings 1960-88, Peterborough, 1988
R. L. Bloore, New Brunswick Art Museum 1965
Win Hedore, Mackenzie Gallery, 1960
 
(yellow links are recently added or updated pages)
MISC
 
Current Events
 
Introduction
Brief Biography
Portrait Photo Album
Bloores at Home
Show Your Bloores
Quotable Quotes
The Art Collector
Not So Current Events
Collections
Curriculum Vitae
About the Site
Exploring One Page
Works With Colour
Black Works
Sunday Sketches
Working Drawings
Working Paintings
FAQ's
 
CONTACT
TEXTS
 
With Bloore
Robert Enright at the Mackenzie, Regina, 1991
Eugene Knapik for Work Seen Magazine, 1991
Ron Moore for Community Television, 1988
Joan Murray's Unpublishable Interview, 1978
By Bloore
Doug Morton Retrospective, Vancouver, 1994
Jan Gerrit Wyers Retrospective, Regina, 1989
Baker Lake Prints, Catalog Foreward, 1973
Folk Painters of the Cdn West: J. G. Wyers, 1960
Art in Canada, Canadian Art VIII #3, 1951
About Bloore
Illi Tamplin, Bloore at 80, Paintings 1988-2005
Regina 5 Interviews at Not Without Design, 1991
TERRENCE HEATH, NOT WITHOUT DESIGN, 1991
D. Burnett, Masterpieces of Canadian Art, 1990
Illi Tamplin, R.L. Bloore, Drawings 1960-1988
Kay Kritzwiser, Tamplin Collection Donation, 1988
John Mays, Regina 5 in a High School Gym, 1981
T. A. Heinrich, Ron Bloore, New Directions, 1979
B. Lord, Bloore and Contemporary Criticism, 1966
Robert Fulford, Bloore at the Here and Now, 1962
Win Hedore, I Remember Dada, Time, Nov.7 1960
Hank Roest, Bloore's Dialectic, 2017

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ANNOUNCING
THE ALL NEW
WORKS PAGES

The Works pages have
multiplied and simplified

Start your tour HERE

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Part 2
WORKS

Overview
PERIOD PAGES

Before ’64 Early Days
1964 to ’74 White on White
1975 to ’87 Back to Toronto
1987 to ’99 Synthesis
2000 to ’07 Anti-synthesis

MODE OVERVIEWS

Works on Paper
Small Maquettes
Black Works
Works With Colour
Sploore Sculptures

MISCELLANEOUS

Sunday Sketches
1975-76 Sketches
Working Drawings
Oil Working Drawings
EARLY SERIES

1954 TO ’64
pre-’58 abstracts
58-59 enamels
59-60 relief
60-61 signs
61-62 mandalas
62-63 white lines
60-63 others
59-63 drawings

1964 TO ’74
64-66 after Egypt
67-68 murals
67-70 after Regina
70-74 after Cape Dorset
67-74 maquettes
64-68 drawings
70-72 sploores
 
(white links are still to come)
MIDDLE SERIES

1975 TO ’87
75-76 byzantine lights
77-80 Sackvilles
79-83 stick relief
83-84 chasubles
80-84 stick chasubles
85-86 assemblages

78-79 Sackvilles on paper
1980 mixed media on paper
80-83 sumi ink on paper
80-81 gouaches on paper
1982 chasuble sketches
85-86 template drawings
1987 paper collages

80-83 small inkworks
80-81 large inkworks
80-83 very large inkworks
80-81 extra large inkworks
LATE SERIES

1987 TO ’99
87-88 the X's
88-90 grand diptyches
91-93 squares continue
93-94 4-by-4's continue
1994 inkworks on paper
94-97 white white gold
97-98 brushed lines
98-99 News Series I

2000 TO ’07
2000 New Series II
01-02 move to Spadina
2003 back on the horse
2004 late series begin
04-05 back to the square
05-06 an old man's style
06-07 the Yellow Series
2007 the Last Series
Part 3
CATALOG

THE RON BLOORE
(in)COMPLETE CATALOG
Raisonné (as they say)
is Under Construction

For research purposes, each known Bloore artwork is being numbered and indexed and has been or will be given its own catalog page. The catalog will soon be made accessible to museum curators, researchers, estate dealers and owners of Bloore artworks.

Note:
The Colour Code

Everywhere on the site, the images have borders that light up when hovered over, for example, the thumbnails at the top of this page. Works with borders that light up blue are in the estate and for sale, those which light up green are in public collections and the red ones are in private or corporate collections. The prevalence of blue borders in certain categories does not always indicate an abundance in the estate so much as a dearth of usable photographs of works elsewhere.