Artist. Herb Gilbert was born in Regina in 1926. He studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design) (1946-1947) and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia (1950), where he studied under B.C. Binning, Jack Shadbolt, and Gordon Smith. He later studied at the Institute of Design (Chicago) and the School of Fine Arts (San Francisco). In addition, he received an Emily Carr Scholarship to study at the art colony at San Miguel de Allende in Mexico (1957). Gilbert works in an expressionist style, heavily indebted to artists such as Paul Cézanne, Maxim Gorky, and Paul Gaugin, using primarily oil paint, woodcut, and collage. His work has been exhibited at the Second, Third, and Fourth Biennials of Canadian Art, and Seven West Coast Painters, which toured Canada in 1960. He was a member of the Canadian Group of Painters and the British Columbia Society of Artists.
Discrete project sites documenting the work of specific artists and collectives in detail.
Essays and conversation providing a context for exploring the Project Sites and Archives.
Video interviews conducted between December 2008 and May 2009 reflecting on Vancouver’s art scene in the sixties.