Folk Art with Jim McLeod



Jim McLeod is past Chair of Glenbow’s volunteer Board of Governors, and has been a member of the Board since 2015. Jim is a native Calgarian and a fourth generation Albertan. He worked in the petroleum sector for 30 years, recently retiring from Nexen Energy ULC where he held various technical and management assignments in Calgary and Yemen. Jim is also a folk art aficionado.

Jim recently donated a collection of 20 early Canadian folk art paintings and sculptures to Glenbow. He had been meticulously collecting these works for over 30 years. Some of these paintings are currently hanging in Glenbow’s Recent Acquisitions gallery. On this virtual tour Jim gives a micro-masterclass in Canadian folk art, with a detailed look at five artworks by artists Ann Harbuz, Jahan Maka, Arnold Russell, Jeanne Thomarat and Jan Wyers.

This video is part of our #GlenbowFromHome series. #GlenbowFromHome is Glenbow’s way of continuing to provide a regular infusion of art and culture into your daily lives even while we are closed and all doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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