Gershon Iskowitz Foundation

GERSHON ISKOWITZ FOUNDATION

The Gershon Iskowitz Foundation is a private, charitable foundation dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts in Canada.

The Gershon Iskowitz Foundation was established in 1985 and was granted its charitable status one year later. Its terms were established by Walter Moos and Jeanette Hlinka, who became the first trustees together with Gershon Iskowitz. Nancy Hushion was appointed Executive Director in 1989 and has managed the foundation since that time.

Since its inception, the foundation has focused on supporting the Gershon Iskowitz Prize. It also has the responsibility to preserve, promote and exhibit Gershon Iskowitz’s work. In celebration of the foundation’s 10th Anniversary in 1996, 148 paintings and works on paper from the estate were gifted to over thirty public art galleries across Canada.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nancy Hushion

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Thomas Bjarnason, Chair
Richard Balfour
Peggy Gale
Ihor Holubizky
Geoffrey James
Sarah Milroy
Jay Smith
Stephan Jost

PAST MEMBERS

David Birkenshaw
Jessica Bradley
Garth Drabinsky
Julia Foster
George Gilmour
Jeanette Hlinka, Chair 1986–2013
John Massey
Bruce Mau
David Moos
Walter Moos
Roald Nasgaard
Margaret Priest
Luke Rombout
Stephen Smart
Matthew Teitelbaum
David Townley
Marvin Yontef
Boris Zerafa