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Hillel Kagan
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Program / Degree
Central Technical School Art Inst.
June 20, 1967
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Drawing, Painting
I am...
A painter of figurative works in oils.
About my artwork
I'm a believer in the struggle to achieve the purely innocent eye. A "Cezannist". That is an impressionist constantly trying to measure his/her "impression" without prejudice and with accuracy. That is Cezanne's lesson and revelation.
I love Velazquez for his modernity. Vermeer for his sense of space and teaching us how and how not to use the camera. Cezanne of course, as the ultimate plodder of modern art who steadily climbed the mountain. Giacometti, innately more gifted who took up the challenge. And all the other heroes: Picasso when he and Braque were one person. Gris as the best of the lot. Lipschitz, the sculptor and Soutine for bending space. Bomberg and his followers. Bacon, the master trickster. Hopper, de Kooning and Diebenkorn and all my fellow loser artists on this site and elsewhere for dreaming and persisting and never giving up in the face of ridicule, envy and outright contempt.
Artists I like
Those mentioned above plus a hundred others.
The Visual Arts, Literature, Music (Jazz & Classical), The Human Animal
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
None in my area at present.
Centre of the artworld:

Born in 1947 in Toronto, Hillel Kagan has been a professional artist since graduation from Central Technical School Art Institute in 1967. He began showing works in 1975 and has been a full time painter since 1985. He has had shows, both solo and group in private and public galleries. Hillel is currently self represented and if you're interested in more information please feel free to contact him directly.

1964-67- Attended Central Technical School ,Toronto, Art Studies Program.
1968- Travelled abroad, Europe and Israel.
1969-83- Worked in graphics industry and maintained painting studio.
1984- Full time painter.


2007- Art Process 2007, Trapani, Italy Group Show
2007- CCCA Benefit Show- Subway Painting
2005- Subway Series, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto solo exhibit
2004- Fundamentally Heads, Nicola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto solo exhibit
2003- Paintings, Nicola Rukaj Gallery , Toronto group show
2002- Gallery One, Toronto group show
2001- Paintings, Gallery One, Toronto group show
2000- "Not So Still Lives", Peterson Fine Arts
1998- "8", Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines group show
1998- Hillel Kagan. The Subway Paintings, D&E Lake Ltd.,Toronto solo exhibit
1995- "8", Justina Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, group show
1994- Hillel Kagan, Starkman Fine Arts, Toronto solo exhibit
1994-"8", Lambton & Cultural Services, Sarnia group show
1993- Still Struggling, Starkman Fine Arts, Toront solo exhibit
1991- Albert J. Latner Jewish Library, Toronto Three man Show
1989- Inaugural Exhibition, Andrew Davies Gallery, Toronto group show
1988- Hillel Kagan Paintings, Weller-Potovsky Gallery, Toronto solo exhibit
1988- Bill C-54, Weller-Potovsky Gallery, Toronto, group show
1987- The Anxious Moment, Weller-Potovsky Gallery, Toronto, solo exhibit
1984- The Elmwood Club Gallery, Toronto
1977- Three painters, Gallery One, Toronto
1976- Paintings, Gallery 567, Toronto, group show.
1975- Drawings, Gallery 567, Toronto, group show.


Various mentions in local and regional newspapers.
A full length colour spread in a Art Focus.
An interview on the C.B.C.Various regional
and public gallery catalogues.
(Article Winter Edition, Montreal Serai)

(Galleries/Agents) Self represented.


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At 17:03 on April 16, 2013, nekoda singer said…

Very impressive images! Nice to meet you!

At 0:04 on February 23, 2011, Bjørn Eriksen said…
Well, we could swap countries :)
At 10:33 on February 21, 2011, Kyra Munk Matustik said…
Hi Hillel, excellent paintings
At 10:21 on February 21, 2011, Bjørn Eriksen said…

Hi Hillel

I showed your watercolor on Facebook, saying: 'this guy is a painter', and the Danish art critic Ole Lindboe replied: 'indeed he is'...

All the best, Bjorn

At 0:05 on February 9, 2011, Luke Gilliam said…
Really love your work - please get in rouch if you have time
At 1:54 on February 22, 2010, Cassandra Kyle said…
Really love how you get the texture of the colours right wonderful.
At 12:49 on February 21, 2010, moira said…
sensuality and intense vibration
At 23:28 on February 2, 2010, Janet Gathier-Coomber said…
just had an enjoyable run through all your work ..
am looking forward to seeing more
At 10:20 on October 22, 2009, Nuff said…
your page is always a joy to run thru. -N-
At 2:41 on September 14, 2009, Susan Singer said…
Thanks for the feedback. I think you're right about needing the sizes. Most of them are quite large - 1 meter x 2 meters or so. I'll try to put the sizes on in the next few days.


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