The McMaster Museum of Art

    DRUTZ, June Selznick
    Date: Canadian, 1920 - 2007
    June Selznick Drutz, a painter and printmaker, was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, and the Ontario Society of Artists.

    Her most recent solo exhibitions were in 2005 at the Art Gallery of Mississauga and the Bainton Gallery in Blyth, Ontario. In addition to many solo exhibitions, her work has been exhibited extensively in a group show context including the joint exhibitions of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, the American Watercolor Society, and the Royal Watercolour Society of Britain.

    Her work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, the U.S. and Britain, including: Bell Canada, CitiBank, Deloitte Touche, First National Bank, Hudson's Bay Company, Seagram and Sons, McMaster University, University of Guelph, Midwest Museum of America, and the Royal Canadian Academy Archives at the National Gallery in Ottawa.

    As a student at the Ontario College of Art from 1961-1965, she was awarded the G.A. Reid Memorial Award, the Dorothy L. Stevens Scholarship, the Women's Art Institute Scholarship, and the Medal of France for Painting. Throughout her career she has continued to receive numerous awards. She has twice been awarded the AJ. Casson Medal of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour and has received the CSPWC Honour Award four times.

    Her work has been featured in the spring 1999 issue, the autumn 1999 issue, and the June 2001 special issue of Watercolor Magic magazine.

    June Drutz taught at the Ontario College of Art for almost two decades. She lived in Toronto her entire life, and died there in March of 2007.