Tony Scherman

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Tony Scherman
Born1950 (age 68–69)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
EducationRoyal College of Art
Known forPainting

Tony Scherman (born 1950) is a Canadian painter.[1] He is known for his use of encaustic and portraiture to depict persons and events of historical or popular significance.[2]


Scherman has had solo shows in galleries and regional museums throughout Canada and the United States.[3][4] His expressive work often depicts historical figures and events, from Napoleon to Hamlet to the American Civil War.[5][6] He is particularly known for a cycle of paintings of Napoleon and the French Revolution collected in the 2002 art book, Chasing Napoleon: Forensic Portraits. Scherman is also known for his use of encaustic painting techniques in his work.[3][7] He was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.[8]


Scherman's work is in the permanent collection of numerous museums and art galleries, including the Kelowna Art Gallery,[9] Glenbow Museum,[10] University of Lethbridge Art Gallery,[11] Winnipeg Art Gallery, MacLaren Art Centre,[12] Art Gallery of Guelph,[13] Art Gallery of Hamilton,[14] University of Toronto Art Centre,[15] Canada Council Art Bank,[16] Michael Canadian Art Collection,[17] Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal,[18] Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery at Concordia University,[19] and Dalhousie Art Gallery.[20] Musée National d'Art Moderne housed in the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France holds five of his early drawings,[21]


  • Mayor Gallery (1979). Tony Scherman. London: Mayor Gallery.
  • Davidson (Maxwell) Gallery (New York) (1980). Tony Scherman. New York: Maxwell Davidson Gallery.
  • Mayor Gallery (London) (1981). Tony Scherman: recent paintings [10 works.
  • Crone, Rainer; Moos, David; Scherman, Tony (1992). The rape of Io: a cycle of paintings by Tony Scherman. Toronto: Sable-Castelli Gallery.
  • Crone, Rainer; Scherman, Tony; Moos, David; Galerie Barbara Farber; Sable-Castelli Gallery (1992). The rape of Io. Amsterdam: B. Farber.
  • Tony Scherman - "Callisto" ein Zyklus aus Ovids Metamorphosen ; [anlässlich der Ausstellung Tony Scherman: Callisto - ein Zyklus aus Ovids Metamorphosen ; Ausstellungsdauer: 27. Mai - 13. Juli 1993. Tony Scherman, Eve Förschl, Rainer Crone, undefinedKarl-Pfefferle-Galerie und Edition, München> Ausstellung Tony Scherman: Callisto - ein Zyklus aus Ovids Metamorphosen <1993 (eds.). München: Galerie Pfefferle. 1993. ISBN 978-3-925585-22-7.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Scherman, Tony; Moos, David; Holubizky, Ihor; Heffel Gallery (1994). Portraits & gods. Vancouver: Heffel Gallery. ISBN 978-0-9694735-6-5.
  • Portraits & Gods: Paintings by Tony Scherman. Heffel Gallery. 1994. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  • Scherman, Tony; Holubizky, Ihor; Moos, David; Gallery Paule Anglim; Heffel Gallery; Galerie Barbara Farber; Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ont.) (1994). Portraits & gods: paintings. Hamilton, Ontario: Art Gallery of Hamilton.
  • Scherman, Tony; Antaki, Karen; Galerie d'art Leonard et Bina Ellen (1996). Tony Scherman: Banquo's funeral = Tony Scherman : les funérailles de Banquo. Montréal: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery = Galerie d'art Leonard & Bina Ellen. ISBN 978-2-920394-42-1.
  • Scherman, Tony; Henric, Jacques; Daniel Templon (Gallery) (1997). Tony Scherman: about 1789. Paris: Daniel Templon.
  • Scherman, Tony; White, Scott; SOMA Gallery (1998). Tony Scherman: about 1789.
  • Henric, Jacques; Galerie Daniel Templon (1998). Tony Scherman: about 1789. Paris: Daniel Templon.
  • Scherman, Tony; Pevere, Geoff; Galerie Haas & Fuchs (1997). Tony Scherman: about 1789 : Gemälde : 1. November- 1. Dezember 1997, Galerie Haas & Fuchs. Berlin: Galerie Haas & Fuchs.
  • Scherman, Tony; Ollman, Leah; SOMA Gallery (1998). About 1789. La Jolla, Calif: SOMA Gallery.
  • Scherman, Tony; Henric, Jacques (1999). Tony Scherman, Napoléon dévisagé. Paris: Catleya. ISBN 978-2-913191-03-7.
  • Scherman, Tony; Hollis, Jill (1999). Chasing Napoleon: Tony Sherman, forensic portraits. Moffat: Cameron & Hollis. ISBN 978-0-906506-15-8.
  • Scherman, Tony (2000). Chasing Napoleon. Moffat: Cameron & Hollis. ISBN 978-0-906506-15-8.
  • Simak, Ellen (2001). "Tony Scherman (1950- ): Il Mostro (Painting)". A Catalogue of the American Collection, Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee. 2.
  • Scherman, Tony; Holubizky, Ihor; Kelowna Art Gallery (2004). Tony Scherman: pensées impensables. Kelowna, B.C.: Kelowna Art Gallery. ISBN 978-1-896749-23-5.
  • Scherman, Tony; Wylie, Liz; Holubizky, Ihor; University of Toronto; Art Centre (2005). Tony Scherman: works on paper : a recent gift to the University of Toronto Art Collection. Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Art Centre. ISBN 978-0-7727-0653-9.
  • Scherman, Tony; Winston Wächter Mayer Fine Art (Gallery) (2007). Tony Scherman: about 1865. Toronto, Ont.; New York, NY: Georgia Scherman Projects ; Winston Wächter Fine Art. ISBN 978-0-9782810-0-7.
  • Newlands, Anne (2007). Canadian paintings, prints and drawings. Buffalo; Richmond Hill, Ont.: Firefly Books. ISBN 978-1-55407-290-3.
  • Scherman, Tony; Moos, David; Gallery at Windsor (Vero Beach, Fla.) (2011). Tony Scherman: new mythologies. Vero Beach, Fl.; Toronto: Windsor Press. ISBN 978-0-615-44970-8.


  1. ^ "Tony Scherman: Works on Paper". Kelowna Art Gallery. Archived from the original on 7 October 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Current | Winnipeg Art Gallery".
  3. ^ a b Clément, Éric (2016-04-30). "Tony Scherman: le rebelle conservateur". La Presse. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  4. ^ McKENNA, KRISTINE (1987-05-15). "The Art Galleries: La Cienega Area". L.A. Times. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  5. ^ Enright, Robert. "The Art of Downside Narrative: An Interview with Tony Scherman". Border Crossings. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  6. ^ Helander, Bruce (2013-12-29). "The Conscience of the King". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  7. ^ Sabbath, Lawrence. "Tony Scherman le raconteur" (PDF). Etc. Etc via Erudit. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  9. ^ "On View: Selections from our Recent Acquisitions". Kelowna Art Gallery. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  10. ^ "21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection". Glenbow Museum. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Still Alive May 27 – September 4, 2015 Main Gallery". University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  12. ^ "MacLaren Permanent Collection". Mclaren Art Centre. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Regional". Art Gallery of Guelph. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  14. ^ "ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON PERMANENT CO LLECTION ARTISTS AS OF JULY 2014" (PDF). Art Gallery of Hamilton. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Tony Scherman: Works on Paper". University of Toronto Art Centre. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Art Bank 40th Anniversary". Canada Council. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Reframing the Art of Canada". McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Government of Ontario. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Conceptual sketches, presentation drawings and documents for the Competition for Bay Adelaide Park, Toronto". Canadian Centre for Architecture. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Past Exhibitions". Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  20. ^ "The Permanent Collection". Dalhousie Art Gallery. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Collection search". Musée National d'Art Moderne. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  • Robert L. Picus, "Dreaming of Jocasta: Tony Scherman's `Seduction of Oedipus' is sophisticated, powerful", The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 12, 2003, Sec. Ent., Pg. 36.

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