William Withrow of AGO fame 1926 – 2018

Wm Withrow (right) of AGO with
Sir John Rothenstein
of the Tate Gallery
by Erik Schack for G&M, 1963

Toronto. I saw in last Monday’s Globe that the popular one time head of the AGO, William Withrow, died at 91 on January 7, 2018. Born in Toronto, Bill directed the AGO from 1961 – 1991 including its growth and evolution from the Art Gallery of Toronto (AGT). His funeral was held at the Humphrey Funeral Home, A.W.Miles – Newbigging Chapel on Bayview Avenue.

For many years, the PHSC has had a good relationship with the Art Gallery of Ontario. Maia-Mari Sutnik, head curator of the Photography department is a long time (and generous) member. Ms Sutnik spoke at our Toronto meetings on May 16, 2007 and hosted us at the AGO to see the photography displays on a wet and chilly night in February, 2009.

On April 15, 2015 Michael Mitchell spoke about the wonderful exhibit Maia had at the AGO on Hendrick Ross and his wartime Polish ghetto photographs in Lodz. (see p5 for the article by Bob Lansdale).

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