Medium: PaintingIvan Wheale was born Sunderland, England in 1934. Throughout his career, Ivan has held 93 solo exhibitions and his work has been exhibited in 117 group exhibitions. His works hang in 42 public and corporate collections, including the Royal Collection and the Dean’s Collection at Windsor Castle in England, the Government of Ontario, the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Premier of Ontario’s office in 2004, and the Arts Pavilion “Man and His World” in Montreal. His numerous awards include an Honourary Degree L.L.D. from Laurentian University, the Ontario Ministry of Culture, the Rotary International Paul Harris Award, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council.
Ivan is an Advisory Board Member for The Art Gallery of Sudbury, The Ontario Arts Council, Cambrian College and the Laurentian University Task Force. He is also a Board Member with the following organizations: Northern Cancer Foundation, Northeastern Manitoulin Property Association, Manitoulin Fine Arts Association and Little Current Public Library.
Ivan has put his talent to use jurying for various organizations, some of which include: The Canada Council for the Arts, Ducks Unlimited, The Ontario Arts Council, Onaping Falls Cavalcade of Colour, etc.