Jack Shadbolt Copyright

Jack Shadbolt, Encounter, 1995, acrylic on board. SFU Art Collection. Gift of the Jack Shadbolt Estate, 2006

Jack Shadbolt (1909-1998)

Jack Shadbolt is one of Canada’s most important artists. His work is held in the collections of major public galleries across Canada, as well as in private and corporate collections. Shadbolt is best known for his paintings and murals which reflect his travels and experiences including his childhood in British Columbia, his studies in London, Paris and New York, and his work as a war artist during World War II. Shadbolt’s work was influenced by the natural world, including the cycles of life and death, growth, decay and destruction; ideas of metamorphosis and transformation; fetishes and homages; as well as First Nations themes and motifs. Shadbolt received the Order of Canada in 1972.

Copyright for works of art created by Jack Shadbolt

In 2011 all copyright for the works of art created by Jack Shadbolt was transferred to Simon Fraser University from the Estate of Doris Shadbolt. 

The transfer of copyright to SFU was made effective on September 23rd, 2011, but did not include the copyright for:

(a)   those works for which a copyright had previously been granted by Jack Shadbolt during his lifetime; or
(b)   those works for which a copyright had previously been granted by Jack Shadolt's estate or executors.

Copyright release from SFU is required for exhibition or reproduction for all works of art by Jack Shadbolt unless they fall into categories (a) or (b) above.

For clarity, the SFU Shadbolt Copyright Release does not (and is not intended to) remove any pre-existing Shadbolt rights held by an institution. 

All copyright requests should be directed to Christina Hedlund, Collections Manager, SFU Galleries at 778.782.4266 or chedlund@sfu.ca.