Chronology

Chronology

1918 Born April 21 at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK.

William Perehudoff was raised on a farm in the Doukhobor community of Bogdanovka, situated near the North Saskatchewan River between the towns of Langham and Borden, Saskatchewan. His parents were Russian Doukhobor, a pacifist group that had immigrated to Canada in 1899 to escape persecution. Originally from Georgia near the Turkish border, Perehudoff’s parents and grandparents, along with other Doukhobors, travelled by ship from the Black Sea port city of Batum on May 12, and arrived in Quebec on June 6, 1899. The families continued on to Saskatchewan, eventually homesteading north-west of the town of Langham. There they established the village of Bogdanovka, naming it after their village in Georgia.

Perehudoff’s father was Vasily Peregudov and his mother was Anastasia Kasagov. Perehudoff became the English version of Peregudov. Perehudoff’s Russian name is Vasily Vasilevitch Peregudov (Vasilevitch is the patronym of the father’s first name). Perehudoff is the eldest of four siblings, who included Joe and Sam (now deceased) and sister Lyza (Elizabeth Cheveldayoff).

1920s to 1930s

The Doukhobor Colony was a self-reliant farming community. There are few luxuries in the Perehudoff household, and all members of the family are expected to participate in the daily farming requirements. Seeding and harvesting the crops are priorities, yet Perehudoff completes grade eight at the Findlayson School and grade ten at the Langham School. He completes grade eleven via correspondence.

1944 The Saskatoon Art Centre (SAC) is established in association with the Saskatoon Camera Club and the Archaeological Society. It is located in the Standard Trust Building at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 22nd Street in Saskatoon and opens with the Eighth Annual Spring Exhibition on May 8, 1944. (There had been previous spring and fall group exhibitions in temporary quarters). Perehudoff attends this exhibition “in order to see if artists looked any different from other people.” He had submitted paintings to the jury, but was rejected.

‘The Fall Show’, SAC, Saskatoon, SK (group)

Perehudoff exhibits two paintings in November’s Fall Exhibition; it is the first public exhibition of his work. His notes indicate that he received advice and criticism from local Saskatoon artists Ernest Lindner, Wynona Mulcaster, and George Swinton (Swinton became Director of SAC in 1947). Perehudoff continues to exhibit in most SAC juried exhibitions throughout the 1940s and early 1950s.

Having received no formal art training, in these early years Perehudoff makes visits to a rural neighbour who had some art education and gleaned what he could, returning home to practice what he learned. He also takes advantage of the Saskatchewan government’s rural library program, through which residents could have books mailed to their homes. He is such an avid user of the program that one of its administrators, recognizing his exceptional interest, regularly sends him the library’s new art book acquisitions before they are listed as available.

1945 Perehudoff’s paintings Prairie Town – Langham and Rain are exhibited in SAC’s fall exhibition and are reproduced in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. In the review, he is noted as “one of the most promising artists in the show.”

1946 Canadian Society of Painters’ watercolour exhibition, Toronto, ON (group). (Two paintings by Perehudoff, Prairie Town – Langham and Rain, are accepted for this show).

‘The Saskatchewan Art Show’, SAC, Saskatoon, SK (group). (This is SAC’s first provincial art exhibition).

Registers in the Ralph M. Pearson Design Workshop course via correspondence (through 1948).

‘William Perehudoff and Mashel Teitelbaum’, SAC, Saskatoon, SK.

In the fall, begins teaching adult art classes in the evenings in the Lighted School House program at the Langham School (continues through early 1947).

1947 Meets artists Lawren Harris, Stanley Brunst, and Keith Thorne. (Harris had exhibited ‘abstract’ paintings in a salon at the Bessborough Hotel in 1943 and spoke about abstract art at SAC in late November, 1944. Brunst had lived in Saskatoon until the early 1940s, and worked with a Cubist-based abstraction prior to leaving for Vancouver, where he became associated with Harris).

Paints four tempera on beaverboard murals for the Saskatoon School for the Deaf. Repetition of flowing forms, incorporating workers and industry, is a precursor to his large masonite panels for the Intercontinental Packers cafeteria. Individual panels are identified as Breaking First Soil, The Builders, Prairie Town, and Modern Power Farming. Current location of panels is unknown.

‘The Saskatchewan Art Show’, SAC, Saskatoon, SK (group)

While living on the farm, Perehudoff is employed as a labourer at Intercontinental Packers Ltd. in Saskatoon, one of the city’s major employers. Shortly after starting the job, the position is terminated due to a work shortage. Determined to keep on working, he approaches the owner and well known art collector, Fred Mendel, with the idea of painting a large, four-panel mural in the plant’s cafeteria. Mr. Mendel accepts and Perehudoff is paid his regular hourly wages to undertake the project. Similar in character to the School for the Deaf panels, they depict scenes of workers engaged in the various activities essential to the meat processing industry.  The murals are identified as Butchering, Cutting, Canning, and Packing. (All panels gifted to the Mendel Art Gallery in 2002 by Mendel’s granddaughter, Ms. Camille Mitchell, and family).

1948 Attends the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center’s summer session, in order to study under Jean Charlot, an influential figure in the Mexican mural movement. Along with studying fresco painting with Charlot, he studies anatomy and drawing with Ricardo Martinez, Lew Tille, C. Ruthenburg, and Lawrence Barret. He completes a large wall fresco, Evolution, and is awarded a scholarship to return for the fall 1948 and spring 1949 sessions.

Takes private lessons in oil painting from Charles Bunnel.

Paints murals, Recreation and Family, for the Fred Mendel residence, Saskatoon.

1949 Joins with a group of eight senior artists from the Saskatoon area – Reta Summers Cowley, Antonia Eastman, McGregor Hone, Ernest Lindner, Wynona Mulcaster, Bartley Pragnall, Les Saunders, and George Swinton – under the title ‘The Prospectors.’ Their one and only exhibition at the SAC is in January, when Perehudoff is studying in Colorado. The group disbands shortly thereafter.

1950 First one-person exhibition at SAC, Saskatoon, SK.

Completes ‘portable’ fresco mural for the Clifford Sifton residence, Saskatoon.

In November, travels to New York City to study with the French Purist Amedee Ozenfant at the Ozenfant School of Fine Arts (to April 1951). Emphasis is on art in relation to architecture. (He had originally intended to go to New York to study with the German Expressionist Max Beckmann, who was teaching at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. However, Beckmann died shortly before Perehudoff undertook his journey).

Visits Ralph M. Pearson at his home in Nyack, New York.

1951 Further explorations of ‘portable murals’ using cloth and textile paint.

Completes wall hanging with textile paint on coarse fibre cloth for Mr. Eric Knowles and his wife, Mrs. Jean Knowles (Jean Swanson).

Returns from New York in April to work on the family farm.

In October, travels to Paris, France, and then to London, England, where Dorothy Knowles is enrolled in school. Knowles quits her studies at Goldsmith’s College and the two of them travel back to Paris, where they are married, first at the British Embassy and then again at the Presbyterian Church, on December 27th.

1952 Continues to travel through France and Italy with his new wife, Dorothy Knowles.

Returns to Saskatoon, purchasing a home at 1532 Avenue D. North. Despite living in the city, he continues to maintain a close working relationship with the family farm, and eventually acquires the family property, personally working it until the late 1990s.

‘William Perehudoff and Dorothy Perehudoff’, SAC, Saskatoon, SK

1953 Fred Mendel commissions Perehudoff to design and execute frescos for the reception room at the Intercontinental Packers plant. He employs a conventional fresco technique for the murals, mixing dry pigments that were ground in lime water on to a freshly plastered area of the wall prior to the plaster settling, incorporating the pigments into the structure of the plaster. When dry, the design is permanent. A 1953 Canadian Art magazine article quotes Perehudoff as stating: “The two side walls were painted white in order to create a feeling of openness. It was then decided to make the north wall blue, taken over by a yellow ceiling to a south wall of olive green. The different coloured walls create movement around the room and a unity of opposites. Since the room is used almost exclusively for entertaining, I used the arts as the basis for creation of forms. The free forms with intervening colours created a unity of line and opposing colours.”

Produces a portable fireplace mural for the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Collins, Saskatoon.

‘Artists of Saskatchewan’, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (three-person exhibition with Perehudoff, Dorothy Knowles, and McGregor Hone)

1954 Begins full time employment on September 20 as an artist/designer at Modern Press, a printing and publishing company in Saskatoon (until 1978).

Is commissioned to paint a mural for south exterior wall of the Holiday House Motel on 8th Street, Saskatoon. He uses enamel paint on five vertical plywood sheets, fixed together vertically and nailed to the exterior of the building. Design employs figurative images in keeping with the Intercontinental Packers mural. (When the motel was demolished the panels were removed, but they are in poor condition due to weathering and to damage resulting from the removal process; centre section is missing).

‘Fifth Annual Exhibition of Saskatchewan Art’, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, and SAC, Saskatoon, SK (group)

Produces a mural on the veranda of a private residence on MacPherson Avenue, Saskatoon.

1955 Designs and executes a mural for the waiting rooms of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company’s Saskatoon Bus Depot.

‘Sixth Annual Exhibition of Saskatchewan Art’, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, and SAC, Saskatoon, SK (group) (Perehudoff wins a purchase award from the sponsor, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, for his painting Mother and Child).

1957 Attends the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan. Will Barnet is workshop leader.

1958 Produces a series of illustrations of western historical scenes, Development of the West, for Western Producer, a publication of Modern Press. Illustrations are exhibited at SAC.

Attends the summer session (June 23 – Aug. 2) for art and design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Studies drawing, layout, design, and graphic arts processes.

1960 Development of the West illustrations exhibited in Fort Battleford, Saskatchewan.

1961 Attends the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop. Workshop leader is Herman Cherry.

Nine watercolours by Perehudoff, depicting scenes from the Northwest Rebellion, are officially presented to the Batoche National Historic site.

SAC, Saskatoon, SK (solo)

1962 Attends the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop. Workshop leader is Clement Greenberg. Greenberg becomes a close friend of Perehudoff’s, and the two exchange many visits from the 1960s until Greenberg’s death in the mid-1990s. It is at the workshop that Greeenberg suggests to Perehudoff that he move away from his explorations with abstract expressionism towards more complete non-objective abstraction.

‘Saskatoon Artists’, Convocation Hall, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (group)

‘Winnipeg Biennial’, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (group)

1963 Attends the Emma Lake Artists’ Worshop. Workshop leader is Kenneth Noland. Noland and Perehudoff become good friends. (Noland is invited back to Emma Lake as a guest in 1991).

‘Spring Show’, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC (group)

1964 Perehudoff does not attend the Jules Olitski workshop at Emma Lake, but Olitski visits his studio in Saskatoon. (Perehudoff later visits and stays briefly with Olitski in New York).

‘Spring Show’, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC (group)

The Mendel Art Gallery opens in the fall of 1964. (Perehudoff was on the jury to select the winning design).

1965 ‘W. Perehudoff’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (solo)

‘Spring Show’, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC (group)

‘Winnipeg Biennial 65’, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (group)

‘Sixth Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting’, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON (group, touring)

‘William Perehudoff and Bill Epp’, Regina Public Library Gallery, Regina, SK

‘Saskatchewan Jubilee Show 65’, curated by Clement Greenberg, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (group)

1966 Calgary Allied Arts Centre, Calgary, AB (two-person exhibition, other artist unknown)

Receives commission from the Co-op Insurance Services Ltd. to produce illustrations of Saskatchewan for the company calendar.

Receives commission from the Saskatoon Public Library Board to create a series of paintings for the main stairwell/elevator shaft in the main branch (the Frances Morrison Library).

Receives a Saskatchewan Arts Board travel grant.

1967 Is commissioned by the Co-op Insurance Services Ltd. to do a second series of illustrations for the company calendar.

‘Eleven Saskatchewan Artists’, organized by the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, toured to the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (group, cat.)

‘William Perehudoff’, Bonli Gallery, Toronto, ON (solo)

‘Painting in Saskatchewan, 1883 – 1959’, organized by the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (group); toured to the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

‘The R.C.A. 88th Annual Exhibition’, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC (group)

1968 Perehudoff is the first Saskatchewan artist to be appointed as an Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Time Magazine, Canada Edition, July 19, 1968, reproduces Perehudoff’s Zephrus No. 15 in an article on the National Gallery of Canada’s Seventh Biennial of Canadian Painting.

‘Survey 68/Sondage 68’, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC (group)

‘Seventh Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting’, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON (group, cat., essay by W. Seitz)

‘Canadian Artists 68’, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON (group, cat., text by Dennis Young)

‘Winnipeg Biennial’, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (group)

Attends the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop at Rapid River Lodge, Lac La Ronge, SK. Donald Judd is workshop leader.

1969 ‘89th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts’, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON (group), toured to the Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

‘Saskatoon Thirteen Artists’, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (group, cat., text by Terry Fenton)

‘Art in Saskatchewan’, Waddington Fine Arts, Montreal, QC (three-person exhibition with Perehudoff, Dorothy Knowles, and Otto Rogers)

‘Ivan Wheale, Dorothy Knowles and William Perehudoff’, Waddington Fine Arts, Montreal, QC

1970 ‘Saskatchewan: Saskatoon and Regina’, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON (group, touring, cat., essay by G. Cumming)

‘Four Western Colourists’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group)

1971 ‘Saskatchewan: Art and Artists’, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (group, cat., text by N. Dillow)

‘West 71’, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB (group, cat., text by Karen Wilkin). Toured to University of Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria, BC; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; Glenbow Alberta Institute, Calgary, AB.

Wins purchase award for painting in ‘West ’71’ juried exhibition at the Edmonton Art Gallery.

1972 ‘William Perehudoff’, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB (solo, cat., text by T. Fenton)

‘William Perehudoff and Dorothy Knowles’, Wallack Gallery, Ottawa, ON

‘Knowles – Perehudoff’, Waddington Galleries, Montreal, QC

‘The Kingston Spring Exhibition’, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON (group)

‘Third Anniversary Exhibition’, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB (group)

1973 The original frescos in the reception room of Intercontinental Packers Ltd. are damaged due to the shifting of the walls. Perehudoff is engaged to overpaint the designs with acrylic to hide the imperfections.  Some adjustments to the colour contrasts are made at this time, most notably in the changing of the original dark areas to grey.

‘Recent Acquisitions of the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery’, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (group)

‘William Perehudoff’, Regina Public Library Gallery, Regina, SK (solo) (note: this exhibition is an edited version of the 1972 EAG solo exhibition).

‘Emma Lake Workshops 1955 – 1973’, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (group, cat., text by N. Dillow)

‘The 24th Annual Exhibition’, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON (group, cat.)

‘Edmonton Collects: 1’, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB (group, cat., text by K. Wilkin)

1974 ‘Dorothy Knowles and William Perehudoff’, Wallack Gallery, Ottawa, ON

‘Prairie 74’, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB (group, cat.)

‘9 out of 10 – A Survey of Contemporary Canadian Art’, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON (group, cat., text by G. Cumming). Toured to Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON and Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON.

‘William Perehudoff’, Library Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (solo)

‘William Perehudoff Paintings’, Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

‘William Perehudoff: Recent Paintings’, Waddington Galleries, Montreal, QC (solo)

‘William Perehudoff’, Fine and Performing Arts Department and Gallery, Saskatoon Public Library (official opening of the gallery) (solo)

1975 A series of silkscreen prints entitled La Plonge is initiated by the Waddington Galleries, Montreal.

‘The Canadian Canvas’, organized by Time Canada Ltd., (group, touring, cat., texts by Doris Shadboldt, Karen Wilkin, Alvin Balkind, Ferdinand St. Martin, Allan Mackay)

‘Major Saskatchewan Artists’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group, cat.)

‘The First Decade: 1964 – 1974’, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI (group, cat.)

1976 ‘Abstraction West: Emma Lake and After’, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON (group, touring, cat., text by Terry Fenton)

‘Saskatchewan Art at the Olympics ‘76’, organized by the Saskatchewan Olympics and the Arts Committee for Place Bonaventure, Montreal, QC (group)

Waddington Galleries II, London, UK (solo)

‘William Perehudoff: New Paintings’, Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

Downstairs Gallery, Edmonton, AB (solo)

1977 Attends the third of three Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop at Emma Lake, with workshop leaders Anthony Caro, Terry Fenton, Douglas Bentham, and Otto Rogers.

‘The Opening Show’, Meredith Long Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY (group)

‘Canadian Tapestries 1977’, an exhibition of 23 tapestries designed by Canadian artists, initiated and developed by Fay Loeb with the assistance of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON (group, touring, cat.)

‘14 Canadians: A Critics Choice’, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (group, cat., text by A. Hudson)

Waddington Galleries, Montreal, QC (solo)

Glenbow Alberta Institute, Calgary, AB (solo, cat., text by R. Christie)

1978 Retires from his position at Modern Press. Continues to work on the farm and to paint full-time.

Receives the University of Alberta National Award in painting on July 7, at the Banff Centre, Banff, AB.

‘Modern Painting in Canada’, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB (group, cat., texts by T. Fenton and K. Wilkin)

The Art Department Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (solo)

Meredith Long Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

‘William Perehudoff: Recent Paintings’, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (solo, cat., text by Nancy Dillow); toured to Memorial University Art Gallery, St. Johns, NF; Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown, PEI; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredricton, NB; Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catherines, ON; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON.

‘William Perehudoff: Recent Paintings’, Waddington Galleries, Toronto, ON (solo)

Walter J. Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB (solo)

Gallery One, Saskatoon, SK (solo)

Student Union Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (solo)

Receives a Senior Canada Council grant for painting.

A series of silkscreen prints entitled Nieillo is commissioned for the Commonwealth Print Portfolio by the University of Alberta.

1979 Registers in the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop with workshop leaders John Elderfield and Friedl Dzubas. (After this year, continues to participate regularly in Emma Lake Workshops in order to support the program, but does not always stay for the full session).

‘A Contrast of Visions’, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB (group, brochure)

‘Images of the Prairie’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group, cat., text by Ronald Rees)

‘Horizons West: Selections from the Shell Canada Collection’, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC, and Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC (group, brochure).

‘William Perehudoff: Acrylics on Paper’, Theo Waddington Gallery, London, UK (solo)

‘Seven Prairie Painters’, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB (group, cat., text by Raymond Ouellet). Toured to Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON; Oakville Centennial Gallery, Oakville, ON; Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, ON; University of Guelph Art Gallery, Guelph, ON.

‘William Perehudoff’, Theo Waddington Galleries, Toronto, ON (solo)

The video, A contrast of Visions: Dorothy Knowles, Ernest Lindner and William Perehudoff, is produced by QCTV Ltd.

1980 Registers in the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops with workshop leaders Kenneth Moffet and Darryl Hughto.

‘Saskatchewan Paper’, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (group, touring, cat.)

‘Aspects of Canadian Painting in the Seventies’, Glenbow Alberta Institute, Calgary, AB (group)

‘Perehudoff’, Theo Waddington Gallery, Montreal, QC (solo)

Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, ON (solo)

‘Watercolour Painting in Saskatchewan: 1905 – 1980’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group, cat., text by Robert Christie)

‘William Perehudoff : New Works’, The Downstairs Gallery, Edmonton, AB (solo)

Meredith Long Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

1981 Registers in the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop with workshop leaders Darby Bannard and John McLean.

‘The Heritage of Jack Bush: A Tribute’, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON (group)

‘William Perehudoff : Ten Years 1970 – 1980’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (solo, cat., text K. Wilkin); toured to University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB; Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB; Moose Jaw Art Museum, Moose Jaw, SK; Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB; Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, SK; Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB.

‘Perehudoff’, Canadian Art Galleries Ltd., Calgary, AB

1982 Registers in the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops with workshop leaders Stanley Boxer and James Wolfe.

‘William Perehudoff’, Theo Waddington and Co. Inc., New York, NY (solo)

‘William Perehudoff: New Work’, The Downstairs Gallery, Edmonton, AB (solo)

‘William Perehudoff’, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC (solo)

1983 Registers in the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops with workshop leaders Charles Millard and Lawrence Zox.

‘Recent Paintings by William Perehudoff’’ Waddington and Shiell Galleries, Ltd., Toronto, ON (solo)

‘William Perehudoff’, The Gallery/Art placement, Inc., Saskatoon, SK (solo)

1984 Registers in the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops with workshop leaders Tim Scott and Valentin Tatransky.

‘William Perehudoff’, Theo Waddington Inc., Montreal, QC (solo)

‘Douglas Morton and William Perehudoff’, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK (group)

Produces a print for the Homage to Jack Bush portfolio, published by Merriot Editions, Ltd., Toronto, ON.

1985 Completes a silk-screen print, Waskesiu Lake, for a limited edition portfolio of prints celebrating the Centennial of Canada’s National Parks.

‘William Perehudoff’, Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB (solo)

‘William Perehudoff’, Waddington and Shiell Galleries, Ltd., Toronto, ON (solo)

Registers in the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops with workshop leaders Mayann Harmon and Karen Wilkin.

1986 Invited to the Garner Tullis Workshop in Santa Barbara, CA, to collaborate with Garner Tullis on monotypes and hand-made paper.

‘William Perehudoff :  Monotypes’, Waddington and Shiell Galleries, Ltd., Toronto, ON (solo)

‘William Perehudoff: New Paintings’, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB (solo)

‘William Perehudoff: Recent Works’, Waddington and Goerce, Montreal, QC (solo)

1987 Perehudoff and his brother Joe participate in a tour of the USSR and Finland, May 29 – June 27, knowing the trip will take them through Tbilsi, Georgia, a city close to the original village of Bogdanovka. They leave the tour and are able to get close to the village but, due to restricted travel in the area, they do not actually reach it.

Participates in the Triangle Artists’ Workshop in Pine Plains, NY.

Designs and executes painted shapes on the bottom of a swimming pool in Pine Plains.

‘Tradition and Innovation: Saskatoon Art and the 1950s’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group, touring, cat., text by Dan Ring)

‘William Perehudoff’, The Gallery/art placement, Inc., Saskatoon, SK (solo)

Waddington and Shiell Galleries Ltd., Toronto, ON (solo)

1988 Participates as a workshop leader at Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop, along with Joseph Drapell, Douglas Haynes, and Harold Feist.

‘Talking Through Time, Contemporary Art from Saskatoon’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group)

‘A Common Bond’, organized by The Gallery/art placement, Inc., Saskatoon, for Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, SK (group)

Eva Cohon Gallery, Ltd., Chicago, IL (solo)

‘William Perehudoff : New Works on Paper’, Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB (solo)

‘William Perehudoff : Recent Work’, Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC (solo)

‘William Perehudoff : Recent Work’, Waddington and Goerce, Inc.,  Montreal, QC (solo)

1989 Receives a Citation Ward by the New York State Association of Architects for the 1987 collaborative architectural project at the Triangle Artists’ Workshop.

‘The Flat Side of the Landscape: The Emma Lake Artists Workshops’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group, cat., text by O’Brian). Toured to Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC; MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK.

‘William Perehudoff : New Paintings’, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB (solo)

‘Twenty-Five Years of Collecting – Contemporary Acquisitions’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group, cat.)

‘Abstraction: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Mendel Art Gallery Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group)

1990 Registers in the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops with workshop leaders Mali Morris, Robert Kudielka, Dorothy Knowles, and Willard Boepple.

‘A Family Show’, The McMullen Gallery, Walter MacKenzie Health Sciences Centre, Edmonton, AB (group)

‘Hilda Stewart R.M.S. – An Essay in Retrieving History’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group, touring, cat., text by Lynne Bell)

‘William Perehudoff: Paintings of the Sixties’, five separate solo exhibitions organized in collaboration by Perehudoff’s Canadian gallerists: Waddington and Goerce, Montreal, QC;  Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, ON; Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB; The Gallery/art placement, Inc. Saskatoon, SK; Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC (solo, cat., text by Bruce Grenville)

1991 Registers in the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops with workshop leaders Kenneth Noland, Nancy Tousley, and Terry Fenton. (Hereafter, Perehudoff continues to register for the workshops in order to support the program, but he no longer actively participates).

‘From Regionalism to Abstraction:  Mashel Teitelbaum and Saskatchewan Art in the 1940s’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group, cat., text by D. Ring). Toured to the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK.

1992 ‘William Perehudoff’, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC (solo)

1993 ‘William Perehudoff’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (solo, cat., text by N. Tousley); toured to the Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB; Glenbow Alberta Institute, Calgary, AB.

‘William Perehudoff: Recent Work’, The Gallery/art placement, Inc., Saskatoon, SK

Recipient of the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal.

1994 Participates in a Saskatchewan video documentary, Surviving as an Artist, produced by Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC) Saskatchewan.

‘The Urban Prairie’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group, cat., text by D. Ring). Toured to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK; Edmonton Art Gallery,  Edmonton, AB; Glenbow Alberta Institute, Calgary, AB.

‘William Perehudoff’, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB (solo)

‘William Perehudoff : New Paintings and Works on Paper’, Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, ON (solo)

Recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

1996 ‘Perehudoff/Knowles Family Exhibition’, Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science, Castlegar, BC (group)

‘William Perehudoff: New Colour Paintings’, The Gallery/art placement, Inc., Saskatoon, SK (solo)

1997    ‘William Perehudoff’, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC, (solo, cat., text by B. Steele)

1998 ‘Between Tradition and Post-Modernism’, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB, organized by the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (group)

‘William Perehudoff: Works on Paper and Canvas’, The Gallery/art placement, Inc., Saskatoon, SK (solo, cat.)

‘William Perehudoff’, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB (solo)

Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC (solo)

1999 Appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada by Governor General Romeo Le Blanc on February 3.

‘William Perehudoff: Five Decades of Colour’, The Gallery/art placement, Inc., Saskatoon, SK (solo, cat., text by R. Christie)

‘William Perehudoff: Celebration of Colour’, Canadian Art Galleries Ltd., Calgary, AB

‘William Perehudoff’, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB (solo)

2000 ‘Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Exhibition’, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (group)

‘William Perehudoff: Millenium Exhibition’, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB (solo)

‘William Perehudoff: Recent Painting and Works on Paper’, Miriam Shiell Fine Art Ltd., Toronto, ON (solo)

2001 ‘Dorothy Knowles and William Perehudoff’, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

‘Clement Greenberg: A Critic’s Collection’, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (group)

‘William Perehudoff’, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB (solo)

‘Triangle Workshop Artists at the OCAD’, Atrium Gallery, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON (group)

2003 Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Regina on October 18.

‘Lodestar’, Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (group)

‘The Uncanny, Experiments in Cyborg Culture’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (group)

‘William Perehudoff: Now and Then’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (solo, brochure)

‘William Perehudoff: Recent Works on Canvas and Paper’, The Gallery/art placement, Inc., Saskatoon, SK (solo)

2004 ‘Three Generations: William Perehudoff, Robert Christie, Jonathan Forrest’, Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (group, cat., text by R. Christie)

‘William Perehudoff: Works from the 1980s and 1990s’, Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC (solo)

No longer able to work on large scale canvases, he limits his practice to small works on paper.

2005 ‘Three Generations: William Perehudoff, Robert Christie, Jonathan Forrest’, APT Gallery, Deptford, UK (group) (note: this exhibition presented different canvasses than those in the 2004 exhibition of the same name)

‘The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Colour Field Art, 1950 – 2005’, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON (group)

‘spell’, co-organized by the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON (group, cat., texts by Jordan Broadworth and Jonathan Forrest)

Awarded the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal on March 8.

2006 ‘William Perehudoff: Important Works from the 90s’, The Gallery/art placement, Inc. (solo)

‘Colour Chording:  Post-Painterly Abstraction of the Canadian Prairies – William Perehudoff’, Canada House, London, UK (solo, cat., text by R. Christie)

2007 ‘William Perehudoff Paintings’, Nicola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, ON (solo, cat.)

‘Muse for Major Paintings’, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC (solo)

2008 ‘Seeing Through Modernism, Edmonton 1970 – 1985’, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (group)

‘Abstract Painting in Canada’, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS (group)

‘William Perehudoff: Paintings 1967 – 1997’, Poussin Gallery, London, UK (solo, cat., text by Robin Greenwood)

‘William Perehudoff: Sixties/Seventies/Eighties/Nineties’, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB (solo, cat., text by K. Carpenter)

2009 The former Intercontinental Packers Ltd. plant (now Mitchell Gourmet foods) is scheduled for demolition in 2010, and community concern is expressed for the preservation of the Perehudoff frescos. In November, Ian Hodkinson, an Ottawa-based art conservator, along with a small group of assistants, successfully lifts the surface layer of pigment through a stripping process. Although the full preservation process has not yet been completed, the entire frescos, in sections, are now being stored by the City of Saskatoon.

2010 William Perehudoff: Fifty Years of Abstraction’, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB (solo, cat., intro by H. Zenith)

‘The Optimism of Colour: William Perehudoff’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (solo, touring, cat., texts by Karen Wilkin, Roald Nasgaard, Robert Christie)

2013 Died February 26, Saskatoon, SK