Lionel Thomas: Abstractions 1949–1990
Lionel Thomas (1915–2005), a pioneer of West Coast abstraction and proponent of the modern movement, helped transform the region through his art and practice. Thomas's extant public artworks include Symbols of the Cuneiforms (c. 1960), an illuminated sculpture on the façade of the former Vancouver Public Library. This exhibition profiles Thomas's rarely seen non-objective paintings inspired by nature. Thomas lived in West Vancouver and taught at the University of British Columbia from 1950 until 1981.