Ingeborg Mohr

Ingeborg Mohr was born in Innsbruck, Austria in 1921. Over the course of her notable career that spanned four decades, she produced hundreds of paintings that now hang in private and public collections in Europe, Canada and the United States. She was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 1975 and to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1980. In 1981, Mohr moved to Howe Island with her husband and the couple converted an old barn into an impressive home, studio, and gallery space. Mohr held several successful exhibitions of her work in the space, while continuing to show at other galleries, such as the Edward Day Gallery in Kingston before it closed and was re-opened in Toronto in 2003. Ingeborg Mohr passed away in 2004.

Ingeborg Mohr began her artistic career producing watercolour paintings inspired by the landscapes of her childhood in Austria as well as day to day life when she moved with her husband and three children to Saskatchewan. It wasn’t until she moved to Toronto in 1955 and encountered the work of the Painters Eleven that she began exploring the variable physical characterics of paint and color as a means to convey pure emotion over profound meaning.

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