J.E.H. MacDonald, Evening - Thornhill, Ontario, n.d. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift of Mr. Peter Dobush. G-65-92 a

The WAG’s Canadian historical collection is greatly increased and improved by a donation from the Winnipeg-born, Montreal-based architect Peter Dobush (1908–1980).

The WAG acquires over 100 oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, and prints from Dobush by key Canadian artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Otto Jacobi (1812–1901), Paul-Émile Borduas (1905–1960), Frederick Verner (1836–1928), and Alex Colville. “Other Canadian art galleries will receive similar donations,” the WAG newsletter reveals, “but Mr. Dobush permitted the Winnipeg Art Gallery to make the first choice from his extensive collection.”