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Joe Plaskett

Joseph Plaskett (born 12 July 1918 in New Westminster, British Columbia), mainly known as Joe Plaskett, is a Canadian painter.

He studied with many prominent Canadian painters like A.Y. Jackson, Jack Shadbolt, Lawren Harris and Jock Macdonald. Joe Plaskett was a pupil of Hans Hofmann in New York and Provincetown in 1947 and 1948. In 1950, he arrived in Paris where he studied with Fernand Léger, and Jean Lombard, etching and engraving with Stanley William Hayter.

He taught intermittently in Canada until 1957. After that date he settled definitely in Paris where his studio became an informal salon for Canadian painters, writers, poets and filmmakers, interfacing with artists from other countries. In the Spring of 2001, he received the Order of Canada for his excellence in the field of visual art. He was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

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