Jack Bush

About Jack Bush

Though raised in Montreal, Jack Bush (1909-1977) was born in Toronto and would spend his adult life there. His art and his ambitions took his career to great heights across Canada, as well as London, and especially New York. Included in Clement Greenberg’s seminal Post Painterly Abstraction exhibition (1964), as well as a solo show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1972), Jack Bush remains a celebrated Colour Field artist. His beginnings, however, were beholden to the Group of Seven; working as a commercial artist by day and painting landscapes in his off time. He was a member of the Canadian Group of Painters (CGP), Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), Ontario Society of Artists (OSA), and later Painters Eleven, which was all left behind in the early 1960s as he struck out to make his own audacious marks in the late bloom of his life.