Education: Humber College of Art 1969 - 1971, & post-graduate studies 1972. Apprentice to master artist Lewis Parker 1972 - 1973. Select Exhibition Venues: Canada: The McMichael Canadian Collection, The Royal Ontario Museum, The National Museum of Canada, Irving Oil, Canada Life. USA: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum,The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Salmagundi Club NYC, Hiram Bleauvelt Art Museum, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Sternberg Museum of Natural History, and the Arizona Desert Museum, Spannierman Gallery NYC. International: Suntory Museum of Art - Japan, Mitsukoshi Shinjuku Gallery - Japan, The International Museum of Art Inspired by Nature - England, Qingdao Lan Wan Gallery - China, and MEAM, The Museum of Modern Art - Spain. Select Permanent Collections: Canada: Ontario Provincial Collection, Molson’s Canada Ltd., Irving Oil, The Royal Canadian Mint. USA: Leigh-Yawkey Woodson Art Museum USA, Binghamton University Collection. International: Takamura Museum of Art, Sagano Railway Co. , Imaoka Collection - Japan, Presidential Collection - Ukraine, Int. Museum of Art Inspired by Nature - England, ICBP (received by HRH Prince Bernhardt) - Belgium. Select Awards: ARC International Salon ( 2 Dual Category Awards), AFC Best of Show & 7 Medals of Excellence, NOAPS Award of Excellence, SAA President’s Artistic Achievement Award, Peterborough Pathway of Fame, Kawartha Order of the Arts, Algonquin Legacy Award, DETC Famous Alumni, Hamilton Centre for the Arts Gallery Best of Show. Select Projects: Canadian Endangered Species - Canada Council Explorations Grant, Projects Beluga, Panda, Swift Fox - WWF, Saving the World’s Birds & Albatross 1000 - Suntory/Japan, Platinum coin set - Royal Canadian Mint, Commemorative stamps - Canada Post, The Antarctic Experience Expedition - Cornell University, Peterborough in Portrait (curator) - Community Living Peterborough.
Curator Review: First Born
The refined aesthetic of this graceful painting by artist Michael Dumas, is wondrously harmonious and warm. Two delicate doves have been skillfully painted and beautifully balanced amongst the inviting shadows and fantastically detailed natural elements. Dumas sensitively portrays tenderness and love in this affectionate scene and softly graces the entire piece in a tender draping of luminescent light.
- E.E. Jacks