Fred Ross (Estate)


“His work is an inspiration to New Brunswickers and Canadians alike.His passion and art are a lasting legacy, one that will endure for decades to come.” – David Alward, Former Premier of New Brunswick

Available works range between $750 and $10,000

Over the past 60 years, Fred Ross, C.M., O.N.B., LL.D., RCA (1927-2014) became one of Canada’s leading figurative painters ranking among the likes of Miller Brittain and Jack Humphrey as one of the best-known artists Saint John has ever produced. He received his early training in Saint John and later studied during his travels to the United States, Mexico and Europe where he was most notably inspired by the masterworks of Diego Rivera and Balthus.

His work has been exhibited in over eighty solo and group exhibitions since 1949. The recipient of several Canada Council grants, he received an LL.D. from the University of New Brunswick in 1986. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1990. He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2004.

National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, Ontario); Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa, Ontario); Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Fredericton, New Brunswick); Mount Allison University (Sackville, New Brunswick); Owens Art Gallery (Sackville, New Brunswick); NSCAD University (Halifax, Nova Scotia); City of Saint John (Saint John, New Brunswick); University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, New Brunswick); Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener, Ontario); Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, Ontario); Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg, Manitoba); Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta).


August 20, 2014. Maritime arts community mourns loss of artist Fred Ross, CTV.

August 19, 2014. Artist Fred Ross mourned, CBC.

September 7, 2014. Figurative artist Fred Ross made New Brunswick his palette, The Globe & Mail by Allison Lawlor.


1994 Art of Fred Ross, Tom Smart. (Link to Purchase)

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Selected Works

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