For The Love Of Art
by Jeffrey J. Spalding
Jeffrey Spalding is an artist, writer and Chief curator. His art works are in the principal national public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Canadian Embassy, Washington, Art Gallery of Alberta, Glenbow, Mendel Art Gallery and Mackenzie Art Gallery.
He has served as Director at major art museums, including Glenbow Museum, University of Lethbridge, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Appleton Museum of Art, Florida and Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary.
Mr. Spalding organized Canada’s art exhibition for Expo ’93 Korea and is author of numerous books and exhibition catalogues for museums such as the Tate Gallery and Russia’s Hermitage Museum. Spalding was President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 2007-2010. He was recipient of the Alberta College of Art and Design Board of Governors Award of Excellence (1992) and was awarded the Order of Canada (2007) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He was named Adjunct Professor, University of Calgary. He was lecturer at St. Thomas University, is a regular contributor to and Consulting Editor for Galleries West magazine, and is Chief Curator, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick.