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Photo Gallery: Canadian artist Alex Colville’s inspirational works

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom paid homage to Alex Colville’s work, most notably in a scene that alludes to his 1965 painting To Prince Edward Island. .
Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom paid homage to Alex Colville’s work, most notably in a scene that alludes to his 1965 painting To Prince Edward Island. . alexcolville.ca

Iconic Canadian artist Alex Colville is being remembered as an influential force in the modern art scene and a painter whose creativity sparked tributes in film, music and television.

Colville passed away Tuesday at his home in Wolfville, N.S. and leaves behind a long legacy of original work that reached far beyond the art world.

His work was accessible, memorable and reached millions of Canadians through a myriad of avenues including art galleries, magazines, book covers, postcards, posters, television, coins and even via the cover of a Bruce Cockburn album.

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Colville’s work inspired filmmakers Michael Mann and Wes Anderson, who both paid homage to the artist in their movies Heat and Moonrise Kingdom respectively.

GALLERY: Alex Colville’s inspirational works

Alex Colville’s 1967 painting Pacific was a creative inspiration for film director Michael Mann’s 1995 crime film Heat.
Alex Colville’s 1967 painting Pacific was a creative inspiration for film director Michael Mann’s 1995 crime film Heat. alexcolville.ca
Alex Colville’s 1967 painting Pacific was a creative inspiration for film director Michael Mann’s 1995 crime film Heat.
Alex Colville’s 1967 painting Pacific was a creative inspiration for film director Michael Mann’s 1995 crime film Heat. empireonline.com
Waterville, 2003
Waterville, 2003 alexcolville.ca
Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom paid homage to Alex Colville’s work, most notably in a scene that alludes to his 1965 painting To Prince Edward Island.
Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom paid homage to Alex Colville’s work, most notably in a scene that alludes to his 1965 painting To Prince Edward Island.
Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom paid homage to Alex Colville’s work, most notably in a scene that alludes to his 1965 painting To Prince Edward Island.
Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom paid homage to Alex Colville’s work, most notably in a scene that alludes to his 1965 painting To Prince Edward Island. our-brick-house.blogspot.com
Hound in the Field, 1958
Hound in the Field, 1958 alexcolville.ca
Church and Horse, 1964
Church and Horse, 1964 alexcolville.ca
Soldier and Girl at Station 1953
Soldier and Girl at Station 1953 alexcolville.ca
River Spree, 1971
River Spree, 1971 alexcolville.ca
Embarkation, 1994
Embarkation, 1994 alexcolville.ca
Dog and Priest, 1978
Dog and Priest, 1978 alexcolville.ca
Alex Colville’s 1954 painting Horse and Train was featured as the cover of Bruce Cockburn’s album Night Vision.
Alex Colville’s 1954 painting Horse and Train was featured as the cover of Bruce Cockburn’s album Night Vision. alexcolville.ca
Alex Colville restoring one of his works.
Alex Colville restoring one of his works. CP Images
Alex Colville taken by Keith Beaty Oct. 21, 1991.
Alex Colville taken by Keith Beaty Oct. 21, 1991. CP Images
Alex Colville with his work, My Father and His Dog, taken by David Cooper, July 11, 1983.
Alex Colville with his work, My Father and His Dog, taken by David Cooper, July 11, 1983. CP Images

With files from the Canadian Press

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