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In Memoriam: Tom Hopkins

Tom Hopkins, Concordia alumnus and long-time Studio Arts Painting and Drawing faculty member, passed away suddenly on January 23, 2011.
February 1, 2011

 

Tom Hopkins, Concordia alumnus (MFA 1987) and long-time Studio Arts Painting and Drawing faculty member (1983 to 1997), passed away suddenly on January 23, 2011.

Born in Summerside, PEI, in 1944, Tom studied visual art at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, and at Concordia University, in Montreal, where he received a MFA in Studio Arts in 1987. He taught at McGill University, at Concordia University, where he was instrumental in developing the 'Material and Methods' course, an undergraduate-level class dedicated to traditional painting techniques, and at numerous workshops in Canada and the United States.

A painter's painter, Tom Hopkins was acclaimed internationally for his luminous landscapes, symbolic still lifes, and enigmatic figures. Deeply respected as a leader in the Montreal arts community, Tom was a mentor and friend to countless artists. He will be profoundly missed, coast to coast.

Family and friends will gather at Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 3 pm.

Photo by Gary Munden



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