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Original watercolor landscape on paper by listed artist, John Koerner  (Canada, 1913 - 2014), signed upper left. Art measures 8.5" h x 11.5" w matted & mounted in a frame measuring 15.5" x 18.5".

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Koerner is  is a member of the Canadian Group of Painters (Vice-Pres. 1959-60), the B.C. Society of Artists (Pres. 1956-58) and an Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy (1960).  He was also a Vancouver Art Gallery Council Member (1955-60). 

As well as being widely published, his works are in many private, corporate and public collections. Some of the public collections are; the National Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The  Musée d'Art Contemporain, The London Public Library & Art Museum, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria ( B.C.), The Vancouver Art Gallery, The  Winnipeg Art Gallery, The  Edmonton Art Gallery, The Seattle Art Museum, Hart House, The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, The McMichael Collection, The Lord Beaverbrook Museum, The University of British Columbia, The Tate (London, England) and in the Hirshhorn Collection of the Smithsonian Institution (Washington). His murals can be seen at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.; and at the Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan, B.C.
He has won many exhibition awards and prizes.  In addition he is the recipient of the Canadian Centennial Medal, awarded (only once, on July 1, 1967) by the government of Canada to individuals who were determined to have provided valuable service to Canada.