Van Gogh's Canary, 1985, acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 1/2 in, 91 x 123 cm

Born in Stratford, Ontario
1926 – 1998
William Ronald is an acclaimed Canadian abstract artist and founder of the Painters Eleven (Toronto, 1953). Painters Eleven was a group of Canadian avant-garde abstract painters that helped to establish Modern art in Canada.

Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
A student of Jock Macdonald and Hans Hofmann
Founder of Painters Eleven (pioneer movement of modern and abstract art in Canada


Hallmark Art Award, New York, NY, 1952
I.O.D.E. Scholarship, Canada, 1951
National Award, Canadian Section, International Guggenheim Awards, 1956
Second Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1957

His works reside in the collections of many prominent museums/art galleries, i.e.:

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Penna.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Nelson A. Rockerfeller Collection, New York, NY
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
Whitney Museum, New York, NY