Dennis Reid Death – Dennis Reid has passed away suddenly. He was announced dead on Sunday, the 30th of April 2023 trough a social media post by McMichael Canadian Art Collection. It reads: “All of us at the McMichael are saddened to hear of the death of Dennis Reid (1943 —2023), a legendary Canadian art historian…”
Dennis will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege of meeting him and more by those who never did. Since the news of his death surfaced, many have not hesitated to share their sincere prayers, thoughts and condolences with the family of Dennis as they mourn his tragic death in this very sad and difficult time. He will be dearly missed by many.
Who was Dennis Reid?
Dennis was one who was known to have a prodigious grasp of the art of this country. “Reid lead myriad trailblazing curatorial initiatives in his posts at the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario, training hundreds of emerging scholars through his teaching at the University of Toronto. It’s impossible to overstate Reid’s contribution, or to calculate the loss in his passing.” – McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
What happened to Dennis Reid?
The circumstances surrounding Dennis Reid’s passing including his precise cause of death is still unknown at the time of this publication. No further details have been revealed. The public will be updated as soon as this piece of information is made available. His family have received tons of sympathies and prayers since the news of his death surfaced online information the general public.
When I studied Canadian Art at Trent University, the teachings were solidly grounded in Dennis Reid’s work. A Concise History of Canadian Painting continues to be my ‘go to’ resource. I was so very fortunate to learn so much from such a legendary Canadian art historian. – MB Koester
So sorry to hear of this loss. He was one of my profs at U of T. I remember him well. He was a very thoughtful and gracious person. – Megan Mueller
Dennis Reid obituary and funeral plans will be released at a later date
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