William Perehudoff



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William Perehudoff, who lived from 1918 to 2013, was a prominent Canadian Modernist painter known for his contributions to Color-Field art. He is widely regarded as one of the nation's most important artists. Perehudoff's artworks evoke deep emotions through the use of vibrant colors and minimalist forms. His depiction of pictorial space was strongly influenced by the vast expanses of Saskatchewan's prairies.

Born in Langham, Canada in 1918, Perehudoff completed his academic education up until the 11th grade. Alongside his wife, the accomplished landscape painter Dorothy Knowles, he regularly attended the Emma Lakes Artist's Workshops during the 1960s. It was at these workshops that he had the opportunity to engage with influential artists and critics such as Kenneth Noland, Clement Greenberg, and Jules Olitski.

In recognition of his artistic achievements, Perehudoff was honored with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1994 and was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada in 2001. He passed away at the age of 94 in 2013 in Saskatoon, Canada. His works are held in both private and public collections, including those of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.