Home -> Canadian Artists -> Norman Yates    Contact Us 

Norman Yates

Norman Yates


Norman Yates (1923-2014) graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1951 and after travelling around Europe to study and paint, he settled in Toronto to make his living as an artist and teacher.

His paintings, at first realistic and later symbolic, were inspired by the landscapes of his prairie childhood. Yates worked at the University of Alberta until he retired in 1989, and he exhibited his work regularly during that time, in solo shows and group exhibitions at such centres as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, and the Allied Arts Centre in Calgary. His work also appeared in shows in the United States, England and Germany. In April 1965, he held a solo exhibition of 15 paintings, oils and acrylics, of female nudes and fantasy animals at the Allied Arts Centre

Elsewhere, Norman Yates’s work may be found in the National Gallery of Canada, the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and on the north wall of the U of A education building, which features a giant, 20- by 42-metre mural entitled North by West that took him three years to design and install.

Region Artist Artwork Details


Norman Yates


Norman Yates - Landscape 237 (2010)


Title: Landscape 237 (2010)

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Condition: Excellent.

Dimensions: Unframed: 50.0" x 80.0"(129cm x 201cm) / Framed: 51.5" x 81.0"(131cm x 203cm)

Signature: Signed and dated lower right.

Literature: Similar Norman Yates painting "Landscape 213" is reproduced at page 171 in "Arabella - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design - Fall 2012".

Exhibited: Norman Yates 2012 Retrospective. Sep 15 - Oct 20, 2012, Patrick International Fine Art Gallery, Toronto.

Framed: Framed.

Availability:  Not Available