Emma Butler Gallery
111 GEORGE ST WEST | ST. JOHN'S NL | CANADA | A1C 6K2 | 709 739-7111 | emmabutlergallery@nl.rogers.com


Historical Works
Anne Meredith Barry RCA
Anthony Barton
David Blackwood RCA
Patrick Canning
Alistair Drysdale
Lori Doody
Conrad Furey
Jean Claude Girardin
George Horan
Kathleen Knowling
John McDonald
Robert Mellin RCA
Shawn O'Hagan
Susan Paterson
Barbara Pratt
Christopher Pratt RCA
Mary Pratt RCA
Steven Rhude
Bill Rose
Jean-Claude Roy
Olaf Schneider
Dave Sheppard
Gerry Squires RCA
Lotti Thomas
Darren Whalen
Michael Young

Alistair Drysdale

Alistair Drysdale's distinctive, rugged Expressionistic style often features distorted houses, landscapes, or seascapes. He worked primarily with oil, and counted the Group of Seven among his major influences, as well as Paul Klee and Paul C├ęzanne. A solo show was mounted at this gallery in 1992.

Born in St. John's in 1932, Drysdale studied drawing with the Dutch artist Hans Melis in St. John's in the 1960s and '70s. He taught electronics at the local College of Trades and Technology until turning to art full-time in the 1980s. He died in St. John's in 2005.

Alistair Drysdale's work is in several public collections; a larger number of his paintings is in private collections outside Newfoundland. He won several awards in the Provincial Arts and Letters competitions during his career, and received grants from the Provincial Arts Council.