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Arts New West Artist Profile: George Jiri Mosna

Born in Czechoslovakia in 1942, George Jiri Mosna discovered a love for the arts in his early twenties.

During his years of compulsory military service he dabbled in the arts and to his surprise placed in an important fine arts competition. He attended the National School of Fine Arts in Plzen (Pilsen) from 1961-1965, after which he exhibited around the country.

Heading to Austria for a year in 1980, Jiri showed frequently with Siemens Exhibition. In 1981 Jiri immigrated to Canada where he is a member of the Federation of Fine Canadian Artists. From 1991 to 1996 he was also a member of Ronald David Thompson’s Gallery “Originals Only”, where he exhibited and sold his work.

Painting in oils, watercolors, inks, and using linocuts and lithography to express himself, Jiri’s superb craftsmanship, eye for details, and delicately sophisticated use of colors is what makes him sought after by collectors in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and Canada.

Come see Jiri Mosna’s work “A Walk Through New West” in the Gallery at Queen’s Park from February 1 – 25, 2024.

Join Jiri for a linocut demonstration on Saturday, February 18 from 1pm to 3pm at the Gallery at Queen’s Park.

gallery exhibition poster featuring families sledding down a snowy hill.
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