• Tree in Front
  • 12" x 16", acrylic on board
  • William Duma

Artist Information

William Duma

Price range: $750-$5250

Bill Duma is a Calgary native. Born in 1936 he attended the Alberta College of Art (ACA) and was one of the first graduating classes in 1962. He graduated with honors and became a very close friend to Illingworth Kerr (one of the founders of the ACA). His works are influenced by Kerr and the group of seven.

William Duma was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1936. He received an “Honors Diploma” in 1962 from the Alberta College of Art. After graduating he traveled and studied for a year in Europe. He is a member of the Alberta Society of Artists and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1995.

Bill is primarily a landscape painter and is noted for the quality of light, color and strength of design in his works. Although his main area of interest for subject matter is the Alberta landscape, he has also painted the landscapes of the Yukon, Newfoundland, Ontario and the American Southwest.

He has always been attracted to the fall and winter seasons, these themes are predominant in his work. As an avid fly fisherman, rivers, lakes and streams are often a source of inspiration for summer paintings. Bill is also a keen golfer and a jazz musician. He plays an upright bass weekly with friends.

He has received a variety of awards for his painting: Medal winner and purchase award in an international Italian Show, Best of Show in the All Alberta Show, Artist of the Year and purchase award, Trout Unlimited Canada and the Alberta College of Art and Design Founder’s award of excellence.

During his many years as a painter has participated in numerous one-man and group shows throughout Canada and abroad. His work is represented in many major public, corporate and private collections in Canada, USA and Europe, such as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Massey Foundation Ottawa, the BC Government Collection, Mendel Art Gallery Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Alberta House in England and Japan, the Nickle Arts Museum, Edmonton Art Gallery, University of Alberta and the Glenbow Museum.


• 1964

o All Alberta Show

o Alberta Society of Artists

o Winnipeg Biannual

o One man show at Alberta College of Art

o Two man traveling show through out Alberta 64-65

• 1962, 1964, 1965

o Calgary Graphic Show

• 1965

o One man show Jacox Gallery, Edmonton

o Traveling show of Graphics circulated by the National Gallery of Canada 65-66

o Canada throughout Eastern Canada 65-66

• 1966

o One man show Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna

• 1973

o One man show Cane Galleries, Calgary

o Alberta Contemporary Drawing show

o Quebec Graphic Show, Montreal

• 1974

o Lafebvre Gallery, Edmonton

o Alberta Artist – Sapporo Japan

• 1975

o Landscape 5 – Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton

o A.S.A Show – Edmonton Art Gallery

o Prairie Landscape Artist (Traveling Show) Edmonton Art Gallery 75-76

• 1976

o One man show Dandelion Gallery, Calgary

• 1977

o Group show – Canadian Art Gallery

• 1978

o One man show- Brock Gallery

o Fine Art of Alberta Crafts – Commonwealth Games, Edmonton

• 1979

o Group show – Lafebvre Gallery, Edmonton

o The Alberta Landscape – Edmonton Art Gallery

o Alberta Society of Artists – Shell Gallery

• 1980

o One man show - Gold Design Gallery, Calgary

• 1981

o One man show – Alberta Artist – West End Gallery, Edmonton

o Alberta Artist – West End Gallery, Edmonton

• 1982

o View Points – Group Show ASA, Muttart Gallery, Calgary

o One Man Show – Edmonton Art Gallery

o Three Prairie Painters – Gold Design Gallery, Calgary

o Calgary Corporations Collect Realism – Gibson Consultants – Muttart Gallery

• 1983

o One Man show traveling throughout Southern Alberta 83-85

o One man show – West End Gallery, Edmonton

• 1984

o Alberta Art – Lemarchand Gallery, Edmonton

o Calgary A Celebration – Gold Design, Calgary

o ASA Show traveling through Japan

o Ontario Society of Artist & Alberta Society of Artist collaborative exhibition

–travelling through Ontario & Alberta 84-85

• 1985

o Landscapes of Western Canada – Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie

o The Still Life – Virginia Christopher Gallery

o Lakes, Rivers, Streams & Ponds – Gold Design Gallery

• 1986

o Founders of the ACAD, Calgary

• 1987

o Spaces & Places: 8 Decades of Alberta Landscape- traveling across


o Two man show- Leighton Foundation

o One man show – The Alberta Winter – Many Moods

o The Associates – Celebrating a Decade of Alberta Art- Muttart Art Gallery

• 1988

o Wintershow 88 – XV Olympic Winter Games – Arts Festival, Calgary

o South of Highway 22X – Leighton Foundation

o Rivers of the Crowsnest Pass – Label Mansion Gallery, Pincher Creek

o One man Show – Bowan Arts Centre gallery, Lethbridge

o The Big Canvas – Western Gallery, Edmonton

o Second Impressions – Beaver House, Edmonton

• 1989

o Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts

o State of the Art, Group Show ASA

o One man show – Alberta & the Southwest - Wallace Galleries Ltd

• 1990

o One man show – Westend Gallery, Edmonton 90

▪ Alberta Art Foundation Expiation – Sapporo Japan

• 1991

o Myth & Magic – Alberta Society of Artist, Edmonton

o One man show - Wallace Galleries Ltd

o Alberta Society of Artist – Sixty Years, Edmonton Art Gallery

• 1992

o One man show – West End Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery

• 1994

o Group Show – Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

o Art Circle Exhibition – Triangle, Calgary

• 1995

o Spring Values – ASA Muttart Gallery, Calgary

o One man Show – Yukon Autumn – Alberta Winter - Wallace Galleries Ltd

• 1997

o Tradition Transformed – The Urban Landscape – Triangle Gallery, Calgary

• 1998

o Alberta Artists – Westend Gallery, Edmonton

▪ Images & Reflections – Triangle Gallery, Calgary

o Remembering Calgary – Glenbow Museum – Calgary

• 1999

o Triple Take (Past, Present & Future), ASA – Muttart Gallery

o Kaleidoscope – The Artist’s Circle –Triangle Gallery- Calgary

o One Man Show – Diverse Directions - Wallace Galleries Ltd

• 2000

o Creating a Legacy – Civic Art Collection – Triangle Gallery – Calgary

o Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts – The Prairie Art Gallery – Grande Prairie

o Kaleidoscope Traveling Exhibition – W.G. Expozeal – Amsterdam, Holland

o Museum of Fine Arts – Ostrava, Czech Republic

• 2001

o ASA 70th Anniversary Show – Leighton Foundation

o One Man Show – Inner City Homes- Wallace Galleries Ltd

o Blooming Prairie Traveling Exhibition – Edmonton Art Gallery

o Bridging a New Century traveling exhibition – ASA

• 2002

o One man show Southern Alberta Landscape – Gust Gallery – Waterton Lakes National Park

• 2003-2005

o Portrait of the Bow – Alberta Arts Foundation Traveling show in Alberta 2003-2005

• 2004

o One man show –Images: Past & Present, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton

o Samplings: A collection Gust & Trianon Gallery – Lethbridge Alberta

• 2005

o One man show – Winter Light – Wallace Galleries Ltd

o Memory & Identity – Alberta Society of Artists 75th Anniversary Traveling exhibition 2005-2006

• 2011

o Peaks of the Canadian Rockies – Alberta Society of Artists - Lougheed House

• 2012

o Alberta Landscape – Frank Slide Interpretive Centre - Crowsnestpass

• 2013

o Prarie Sentinels – The art of Grain Elevator from A.C. Leighton to present - The Leighton Centre at the Lougheed House, Calgary

o Winter Light Solo Exhibition – Wallace Galleries Ltd, Calgary

• 2014

o Made for this Place – Nickle Gallery at the University of Calgary, Calgary

o Three Man Show; Prairie Masters - The Leighton Art Centre

• 2015

o Creative Obsession – A Celebration of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts: Members if the ACA - Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies - Banff

o Banks of the Elbow River – Wallace Galleries Ltd, Calgary

• 2017

o Autumn Colour – Wallace Galleries ltd., Calgary



• 2002

o Medal winner and Purchase Award – Italian International Show

All Alberta Show – Open to artists residing in the province

Artist of the Year & Purchase Award – Trout Unlimited Canada

o ACAD Founders Award of Excellence – Alberta College of Art & Design


Collections (partial list)


• Alberta Art Foundation

• Massey Foundation Collection, Ottawa

• British Columbia Government

• River edge Foundation

• Alberta House, London, Eng.

• Toronto Dominion Bank Collection

• Calgary Civic Collection

• Shell Oil Collection

• Alberta House, Tokyo, Japan

• Alberta Government

• Devonian Foundation

• Gulf of Canada

• Esso Resources

• Petro Canada

• Nova Corporation

• Chevron Standard Limited

• Alberta Energy Company Ltd.

• Pan Canadian

• Canadian Petroleum Association

• R. Angus

• Canadian Pacific Hotels

• Edmonton Art Gallery

• S.N.C. Group Montreal

• Siemens International, Montreal

• Leighton Foundation

• Defasco Inc.

• Canadian Embassy - Philippines

• Petroleum Club

• Gift from Premier to Gov’t of China

• Alberta Pipe Line

• Canadian Utilities Collection

• Texaco Canada Resources

• City Bank

• St. Joseph’s College

• Home Oil

• Alberta & Southern Gas Co. Ltd.

• University of Alberta

• Banff Public Library

• First Western Trust Co.

• The Hunter Group Inc.

• Edmonton Art Gallery

• Federal & Intergovernmental Affairs

• Pan Continental Oil Ltd.

• Alberta Governmental Telephones

• Glenbow Museum

• Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon



Artist Statement


Having a love of nature and her many moods, I would like to convey this feeling in my paintings in hope that others might find the same enjoyment: but also be stimulated into looking deeper within, where intimate moments with nature cause an inner awareness and we sense the integral relationship of nature, the universe and humanity.