Artist-Info - Robert Genn (1936-2014) - Assiniboia Gallery

Robert Genn (1936-2014)



Robert Genn was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1936. His formal training included the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia and the Art Center School in Los Angeles, California.

Recognized as one of Canada’s most accomplished painters, his work is well known internationally. While his subjects were universal, he excelled in portraying Canada. He was perhaps best known for his works of the West Coast and the Rocky Mountains.

Robert’s technique included a tradition of strong design with patterns of colour and form, with a pervasive sense of personal style. Grand themes were transposed onto small panels and larger canvases in a manner similar to members of the Group of Seven.

Most of Robert’s work was in acrylic, however, he also did considerable work in oils, watercolour, and silk screen printing. (source:

Selected Media
– Press –
Arabella Magazine, Spring 2013
“Telling It Like It Is,” Arabella Magazine, Winter 2013
“Painter Turns Life Lessons into Advice,” Victoria Times Colonist, April 9, 2009
“Painter Taps Ubiquitous Beauty,” Edmonton Journal, April 18, 2008
“Reviews,” Galleries West Magazine, August 2007
“Reviews,” Galleries West Magazine, April 2006

– Video –
Painting as Tribute, April 2011
Changing the Light, July 2007
Forest Spirit, May 2007



Selected Corporate Collections
Interprovincial Pipe Line
Canadian Western Natural Gas
Air Canada
Molson Brewery Ltd.
University of Alberta
Montreal Trust
Bank of Montreal
Shell Resources
Genstar Ltd.