Tom Benner, the Canadian artist whose larger-than-life sculptures depicted nature and forced audiences to reflect on themselves in relation to their environment, has died.
Benner lived and died in London, Ont. His family confirmed his death Wednesday at age 72.
Benner’s art was part of the movement known as London Regionalism in the 1960s and ’70s, challenging how the artist situates themselves in the art world and in the community.
“When I think of Tom’s work, I think primarily of his love of nature and the environment,” said Catherine Elliott Shaw, acting manager of the McIntosh Gallery at Western University and its former curator.
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