At 90, Alex Colville paints a humble picture of his artistry

Nov 21, 2010 Full story: The Globe and Mail

Alex Colville holds court as graciously as an Oxbridge don. Offering a firm grip to well-wishers and speaking in a warm voice, the famed Canadian artist chatted amiably with waves of fans at a reception marking his 90th birthday.

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Donald Stewart

Fredericton, Canada

#1 Dec 12, 2010
Alex has never mentioned that I was his first year room-mate at Mt. A, room 13, first floor ell.Strange, since I really bullied him into improving his technique, and helped him carry all his first year efforts down to burn them in the furnace room.

I have been waiting for him to reward me for inspiring him,with one or two of his latest paintings, but nothing has shown up by special delivery. He may be waiting for me to pass on to my reward, since I am as old as he.

My favorite memory ? His essay on how to eat a grapefruit safely.
Hope you are well and enjoying life with Rhoda, Alex. Sincerely, Don
valdon@nb.sympatico.ca

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