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curator , Art gallery director

Andrew Jan Oko, Canadian Art gallery director, curator. Avocations: flyfishing, swimming, music M C. Member Canada Museum Association, Canada Art Museum Dirs.' Organisation, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance(president 1991-1993), Rotary.


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


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


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


  • Avocations: flyfishing, swimming, music M C.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • 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.


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


  • Other Interests

    Flyfishing, swimming, music.


Married Helen Marie Blanc, December 21, 1972. Children: Sonya Celeste, Michelle Kathleen.

Jan Kazimierz Oko

Julia Helena (Suska) Oko

Helen Marie Blanc

Sonya Celeste Oko

Michelle Kathleen Oko