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Andrew Jan Oko

Andrew Jan Oko, Canadian art gallery director, curator. Member Canada Museum Association, Canada Art Museum Dirs.' Organization, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance (president 1991-1993), Rotary.

Background

  • Oko, Andrew Jan was born on September 7, 1946 in London. Arrived in Canada, 1948. Son of Jan Kazimierz and Julia Helena (Suska) Oko.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Calgary, 1968. Master of Arts, University Toronto, 1972.

    Career

    • Preparator Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, 1972-1973, curatorial assistant, 1973-1974, assistant curator, 1974-1977. Curator Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, 1977-1986. Director MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1986-1996.

    Works

    • Author: Country Pleasures: The Angling Art of Jack Cowin, 1984, (with others) Art Gallery Handbook 1982. Author/curator: (exhibition catalogue) The Frontier Art of R.B. Nevitt, 1974, T.R. MacDonald 1908-1978, 1980, The Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers in Retrospect, 1981, The Prints of Carl Schaefer, 1983, Canada in the Nineteenth Century: The Bert and Barbara Stitt Family Collection, 1984, Jan Gerrit Wyers 1888-1973, 1989, (with James D. Campbell) Masks and Shadows: The Art of Ivan Eyre, 1996.

    Membership

    Member Canada Museum Association, Canada Art Museum Dirs.' Organization, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance (president 1991-1993), Rotary.

    Personality

    Interests

    Flyfishing, swimming, music.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Marie Blanc, December 21, 1972. Children: Sonya Celeste, Michelle Kathleen.
    • father: Jan Kazimierz Oko
    • mother: Julia Helena (Suska) Oko
    • spouse: Helen Marie Blanc
    • children: Sonya Celeste Oko
    • Michelle Kathleen Oko
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    Born September 7, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      University Calgary
    • 1972
      University Toronto
    • 1972 - 1973
      Preparator Glenbow Museum
      Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • 1977 - 1986
      curator Art Gallery of Hamilton
      Ontario, Canada
    • 1986 - 1996
      director, MacKenzie Art Gallery
      Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada