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David’s Notes: An Introduction

December 16th, 2009

David Wistow

We’re beginning a new feature called David’s Notes. Once a week, David will post an interesting tidbit or give you the inside scoop on the art and goings-on at the AGO. Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think.

So who is David?

David Wistow is an Interpretive Planner at the AGO. He is the author of several books, including Meet the Group of Seven, Landscapes of the Mind: Images of Ontario, and The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, as well as a contributor to several AGO catalogues. His tenacity and mellifluous baritone voice are famed at the Gallery. No stranger to collecting, his selection of more than 200 vintage ties outshines any hipster. His favourite works from the AGO collection include Franz Hals’ Isaak Abrahamsz Massa and Augustus John’s Portrait of scandalous arts patron The Marchesa Casati.

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    To learn the whole story visit this site to learn about this amazing woman and find out about wonderful books about her and her life.

  • Claude

    Hi David! How wonderful to discover your notes. It brings back great memories of my numerous visits at the AGO, in the mid-80s, and of Douglas’teaching and yours. I learned so much in your company. The AGO has been a marvellous discovery. It opened so many doors in all the cultural Arts. Thank you with all my heart. All the best.

    Claude