Antje Laidler was born in Germany in 1943 and immigrated to Canada in 1975. In 1977 she graduated from the Special Arts programme at H. B. Beal Secondary School and went on to complete two further years of study, also at Beal, with the late Bert Kloezman. Initially a printmaker specializing in etchings and monoprints, Laidler later worked primarily on charcoal and pastel drawings. She was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 1988, and in 1993 received the Commemorative Medal celebrating the 125th anniversary of Canada’s confederation.
After 1983, Antje Laidler exhibited regularly in solo and group shows, many of them juried, at public and private galleries throughout southern Ontario. Examples of her work are to be found in the collections of McIntosh Gallery, Western University (London, Ontario), the University of Toronto Art Centre (Toronto, Ontario), the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre (St. Thomas, Ontario), the Thames Art Gallery (Chatham-Kent, Ontario), and the Woodstock Art Gallery (Woodstock, Ontario), as well as in many corporate and private collections not only in Canada, but also the United States, Australia, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, and Switzerland.
Biography Courtesy of Antje Laidler
I have made etchings, monoprints and drawings in Siberian charcoal and chalk pastel for more than forty years, always hoping that these works speak clearly of my pleasure in creating them.
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