Sorel Etrog
Romanian/Canadian
1933-2014

Sorel Etrog, CM, artist, writer, philosopher (born August 29, 1933 in Lasi, Romania; died February 26, 2014 in Toronto, ON). For more than half a century, Sorel Etrog was one of Canada's most renowned contemporary sculptors. A member of the Order of Canada and the Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France, Eyrog's work is included in museum collections around the world, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Hirschorn Museum, Washington, DC, and the Tate Gallery, London. In 1968, Etrog was asked to design the Canadian film award called the Genie. A career spanning retrospective of Etrog's work was mounted at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2013.