Yehouda Chaki (Israel/Canada, 1938 - )
With a career that has included over eighty-five one man shows and over three hundred group exhibitions, Chaki’s work has garnered a devoted following, and niche in contemporary Canadian art. His work is in the permanent collections of over seventy-five museums and corporations including The Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Musée D'art Contemporain de Montreal, Fort Lauderdale Museum; Florida, Eretz Israel Museum; Israel, Musée de Toulon; France, and the Museo de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Chaki’s background is as diverse as the many countries that exhibit his work. Born in Greece, of Israeli decent, and a Canadian resident since 1967, Chaki’s work draws on the many varied environments he has experienced. He works mainly with landscapes and still lifes: lush, colourful scenes with forceful line work and expressive brush strokes. His paintings are easily recognizable and are alive with emotion, visual drama, and clarity of colour. His expressive landscapes and still lifes are emotive testaments to his enduring talent, a talent that has been recognized and applauded both in Canada and internationally.