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Upcoming Exhibitions

Aba Bayefsky

The Streets of Italy / The World of Tattoos

  • Dates TBC

Villa Charities in collaboration with Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies, University of Toronto presents a collection of paintings from the artist’s ‘Italian Series’ and ‘Tattoo Series’, created during the 1970s and 1980s.


Aba Bayefsky (1923-2001) was a Toronto-based artist who began drawing at the age of 16 in Toronto’s Kensington Market. He became an Official War Artist with the RCAF in 1944 and an instructor with the Ontario College of Art (now known as OCADU) from 1957 to 1989, influencing and inspiring generations of Canadian artists. Bayefsky was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1979.



Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery,
Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. West


Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

For further information about the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, please contact:


Angelita Papa
Arts & Culture Coordinator
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 248