The Essence of his Art: Nicholas de Grandmaison's Unfinished Pastels
The Provincial Archives of Alberta invites you to see an exhibit of studies, unfinished drawings, photographs and
personal artifacts from the archives of Nicholas de Grandmaison. Nicholas de Grandmaison was one of the most important
painters of First Nations subjects in Canada. He painted in Alberta and Saskatchewan from the 1930s to the 1960s,
creating exquisite pastel portraits of First Nations and other notable people of the time. The collection was graciously
donated in 2009 by the artist's daughter, Tamara de Grandmaison.