July 17, 2013 3:10 pm
Updated: July 17, 2013 3:23 pm

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.


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

With files from the Canadian Press

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