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Ernest Marza (1923 – ) Canadian artist

Ernest Marza (1923 - ) Canadian artist

We had some frames restored and through this process, I had the fortunate experience to meet Canadian artist Ernest Marza and view his artwork. I’m still a little speechless, and had dreams of his beautiful images all night long. Many paintings are set in the 1920’s;  lovers dancing to music, men in gangster hats with elegant women, horses and cowboys, partygoers, some mermaids, and a couple of paintings depicting Dracula. Those were my favourite. 

He is also known for painting one of the Murals in Chemainus.

Read more about Ernest Marza (from the Municipality of North Cowichan website).

Ernest Marza (1923 - ) Canadian artist

Chinese Bull Gang - 1984 (painted by Ernest Marza, Victoria, B.C.) Twenty-three men of the “Chinese Bull Gang” struggle to move a huge timber through the lumber yard to a waiting sailing vessel.

The Artist
“I am from Transylvania, that part of 
Rumania that inspired the mural project here in Chemainus. You might say that my connection with the murals is a very strong one.”

Before emigrating to Canada in 1956, Ernest Marza had spent most of his working life as a painter and sculptor in eastern Europe. He pursued his chosen career once here, supplementing it with studies at the Kootenay School of Art in BC. He then specialized in the art of restoration and conservation at San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, and at

Sanomo, California. Marza now works as a artist, teacher, and restorer in

Victoria, where he has had a long association with the “Little Gallery”. His paintings can be found in private collections throughout Canada, the US, and

Germany, as well as in the permanent collections of Gulf Oil, BC Hydro, and other corporations.

See more paintings by Ernest Marza.

Morris Gallery – Spring Equinox show

Morris Gallery - Spring Equinox show 

{received via email from Morris Gallery Thursday, March 05, 2009}

Morris Gallery is having a show celebrating the Spring Equinox. This will feature some newer works by twelve of its artists. The show runs from Thursday March 12th until April 3rd with the opening reception March 12th, 7-9:00pm. All artists will be in attendance.

Morris Gallery
On Alpha Street at 428 Burnside Road East
Victoria, BC