The Robert Pope Archive

The Robert Pope Archive is a record of the artist’s work, jointly created by the Pope family and the Robert Pope Foundation. Robert Pope’s paintings reflect an interest in relationships, popular culture and social themes placed in contemporary Nova Scotia settings. The full range of his artwork is presented in the Robert Pope Archive including paintings from the three major solo exhibitions Robert had during in his life (1956-1992) — one on troubled lovers, one on cars and accidents of fate, and one on his cancer experience, Illness and Healing, the series for which he is best known. Also featured are many of Robert’s preliminary sketches and notes giving a sense of how his images were conceived and developed. This material presents a unique opportunity to understand the growth of an artist. Viewers are encouraged to make their own connections and to appreciate the full range of Robert’s explorations.

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