(Canadian, b. 1941)
Roger Savage was born in Windsor, Ontario. His artistic endeavors
include painting, printmaking, and watercolour. Savage has contributed
to the devbelopment of what can be considered a regional school
of art in Canada.1 As a Fine Arts student under watercolourist
Ted Pulford at Mount Allison in the early 1960's, Savage's influences
during that decade include still-life, nature studies, scences
of childhood, and landscapes.2 In addition, teacher Alex
Colville ". . .emphasised conceptual confidence and composition,
although printmaking would force Savage to develop his imagination
beyond the wash of watercolour and into a designed distillation
of forms as values that is ultimately from the Nabis, who also
paid due attention to subject matter."3
Savage has worked outside of Canada as well. He did studio work in Spain, 1964-65 and was a visiting artist in Wolfsburg, Germany in 1971. He has exhibited his works internationally and nationally in both group and solo exhibitions. In addition, he has received a number of commissions such as the Canada $100 gold proof coin, Royal Canadian Mint in 1978. Savage's works are represented in Corporate, Public, and Private collections across Canada.
1963 B.F.A., Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick.
1964-65 Studio work: Province of Malaga, Andalucia, Spain.
1966-68 Art Specialist: Montreal school system.
1971 Visiting Artist: International Print workshop, Wolfsburg, Germany.
1 Savage, Roger. Roger Savage: travelling exhibition,
1979-1981. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.