Morton Baslaw 1924-2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Ottawa Arts Council is sad to hear the news of Morton Baslaw’s passing.  Morton was a 2014 Finalist for the Victor Tolgesy Award, distinguished for an exceptional career as an artist and a key contributor to the establishment and flourishing of the Ottawa School of Art.

“Morton Baslaw was a great artist and an extraordinary teacher. He served the Ottawa School of Art very well and with great devotion over many years. He played a key role in the school’s development as an institution and as a centre for visual arts training. He was always keenly aware of the needs of his students and tried to ensure that they had a positive learning experience. He will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues at the school as well as in the arts community.”  Ottawa School of Art

Please visit here to read more about this man’s exception life and contributions.

Morton Baslaw and his family are shown here at the Ottawa Arts Council Awards Presentation Evening in 2014.  Our condolences to Sheila Baslow, family and friends.