500 Years of Prints


Gurevich Fine Art pairs a collection of centuries old works with modern-day prints in an impressive art history lesson that is the gallery’s latest exhibit, 500 Years of Prints.

It is an exposition of secular and religious works that illustrate the varying techniques and applications of printmaking over the last 500 years. The comprehensive exhibit, curated by art historians Claire LaBrecque (Art History Professor, University of Winnipeg) and Jim Bugslag (Art History Professor, University of Manitoba), and GFA owner Howard Gurevich, features etchings, engravings, lithographs, monoprints, rare books and more. Examples date back to the early 15th century and every era up to today. 500 Years of Prints showcases works of historical artists such as Piranesi, Picasso, Durer, Phillips and Bergman, alongside GFA’s own artists including Diana Thorneycroft, Edward Becenko and Christian Worthington.

The exhibit brings together a remarkable collection of prints from the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, as well as several private collections and Gurevich Fine Art. It will encompass the entirety of GFA’s four galleries.

LaBrecque says, “It is an opportunity to view modern and historical work together and gain some perspective on how techniques and imagery have remained consistent and how they have changed.” 

“The show is truly an art history lesson in itself. It’s not often that we are able to see a show this wide in scope, with such diverse work,” says Bugslag.

“The fact that we are able to showcase private collections of never-before-exhibited historical prints is a rare opportunity for our gallery visitors.” Gurevich adds.

The exhibit will feature a number of original prints available for purchase. Gurevich Fine Art would like to thank the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and the private collectors for their contributions to make this exhibit possible.