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Originals
J.C. Brager
Jim Brager, born in 1938, grew up in a small community east of Camrose, Alberta. His interest in art began in a one room country school house where he occasionally did chalk drawings on the blackboard. This was his only artistic endeavor until many years later. After high school, Jim began working for his father in his (dad's) trucking firm. Jim drove a truck for about four years then he became a dispatcher in the Ready Mix concerte division of the business.
In 1971 Jim graduated from the Alberta College of Art in Calgary. He was hired by a Saskatoon printing firm where he worked as a commercial artist for three years. Jim also spent a few years with Saskatoon's daily newspaper, the Star Phoenix.
Brager returned to his home town of Camrose with his wife and two sons in 1976. he then started his own business - J.B. Graphic Design Studio, and later opened Paulson Street Art Gallery. Several years later he closed the gallery and built his home studio to devote more time to painting.
J.C. Brager - Bend in the Battle
Bend in the Battle
21 x 28 Inches  Watercolour  $1200 Framed
J.C. Brager - Mirror Lake Spillway
Mirror Lake Spillway
10 x 14 Inches  Watercolour  $480 Framed
J.C. Brager - A Jubilee Day
A Jubilee Day
14 x 21 Inches  Watercolour  $900 Framed
J.C. Brager - Gwynne AB
Gwynne AB
14 x 21 Inches  Watercolour  $954 Framed
J.C. Brager - Thunderheads
Thunderheads
14 x 21 Inches  Watercolour  $954 Framed
J.C. Brager - My Street
My Street
9 x 12 Inches  Acrylic  $480 Framed
J.C. Brager - Southern Exposure
Southern Exposure
8 x 11 Inches  Watercolour  $365 Framed
J.C. Brager - Valley Farming
Valley Farming
7 x 9 Inches  Watercolour  $345 Framed
J.C. Brager - Rural Panorama
Rural Panorama
14 x 21 Inches  Watercolour  $900 Framed
J.C. Brager - Evening Mist
Evening Mist
21 x 28 Inches  Watercolour  $1200 Framed
J.C. Brager - Outback
Outback
14 x 21 Inches  Watercolour  $900 Framed
J.C. Brager - Rural Reflections
Rural Reflections
7 x 9 Inches  Water Media  $345 Framed
J.C. Brager - Lakeside
Lakeside
7 x 9 Inches  Watercolour  $345 Framed
J.C. Brager - Battle River Valley
Battle River Valley
21 x 28 Inches  Watercolour  $1200 Framed
J.C. Brager - Fireweed Meadows
Fireweed Meadows
5 x 7 Inches  Watercolour  $5190 Framed
J.C. Brager - A Ray of Light
A Ray of Light
7 x 10 Inches  Watercolour  $345 Framed
J.C. Brager - Camrose Landmark
Camrose Landmark
5.5 x 7 Inches  Watercolour  $200 Framed
J.C. Brager - Bow River
Bow River
5 x 7 Inches  Watercolour  $190 Framed
J.C. Brager - Elk Island Park
Elk Island Park
5 x 7 Inches  Watercolour  $190 Framed
J.C. Brager - Summer Skies
Summer Skies
21 x 28 Inches  Watercolour  $1200 Framed
J.C. Brager - Mirror Lake Walking Trail
Mirror Lake Walking Trail
5 x 7 Inches  Watercolour  $190 Framed
J.C. Brager - Foothills & Fields
Foothills & Fields
4 x 6 Inches  Watercolour  $190 Framed
J.C. Brager - HIgh Country
HIgh Country
5 x 7 Inches  Acrylic  $190 Framed
J.C. Brager - Lake Minnewank
Lake Minnewank
20 x 28 Inches    Sold

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Selected Public and Corporate Collections
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Government of Alberta
University Hospital, Edmonton
University of Cambridge, England
King Harold & Queen Sonja of Norway
Western Provincial Premiers
Sask Power, Saskatchewan
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
St.Mary's Hospital, Camrose
S.A.I.T., Calgary
Parkland Regional Library, Lacombe, Ab.
City Hall, Camrose
ITV, Edmonton
Monaco Oil, Calgary
Enron Oil Canada Inc.
CNIB


Education
1971 graduated from the Alberta Collage of Art


Art Affiliations
In 1994 Brager was accepted as a member of the Alberta Society of Artists and in 1996 he became a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor.  At that time one of his paintings was selected by the Society as a permanent addition to their Diploma Collection, housed in the Art Gallery of Peel in Brampton Ontario.


Teaching
Jim has been teaching workshops for many years, traveling throughout Alberta and western Canada.


Other
    When a Western Premiers Conference was hosted in Camrose in 1989, Brager's paintings were presented as gifts to the visiting Premires. It was an exceptional honor for Jim when two of his paintings were presented to the (then) Crown Prince of Norway. This occurred in 1986 when Prince Harold and Princess Sonja had a brief stop in Camrose when on their way to Expo 86 in Vancouver. They became King and Queen of Norway when Harold's father died in 1989.


Selected Private Collections
Canada
Norway
Germany
England
Japan
United States


Reproductions
Ducks Unlimited, 1995, Sponsor Print
Viking Cup '94, Print
City of Camrose, Report Cover, 1998
Community Home Directory, 1998-2003