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Graham Scholes

Graham Scholes

In January of 2020 the CEO of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
visited Graham’s Scholes’ studio. He choose a complete body
of woodblock prints for the Art Gallery’s collection. This archive is considered an important contribution to Canadian Art.

In 1993 Graham was inspired to start a series of innovative prints of the British Columbia lighthouses. He needed to experience and have personal contact with his subjects, so with the co-operation of the Canadian Coast Guard, he visited all lighthouses on the British Colombia coast in order to get the material necessary to represent these majestic beacons.

The series of prints of the manned lighthouses took him 15 years to complete and is a critically acclaimed record of some of these manned beacons, many of which are now automated.

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