[A Curated Collection]

Bedros Aslanian

Watershed Magazine has partnered with two of our region’s most valuable cultural assets – The John M. Parrott Gallery in Belleville and the Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN) in Cobourg – to highlight select works from their permanent collections.

BEDROS ASLANIAN WAS BORN in Alexandria, Egypt in 1937 and divides his time between Greece and Montreal. He paints and records places that have had an impact on him – the narrow streets of the Greek Islands as well as the vast landscapes of Quebec. His work is shown and collected internationally throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. The Parrott Gallery is home to his painting, A Day in the Winter, which was a gift from the artist after his exhibition in December 1994. “I feel that this is an important piece to our collection because it is typical of this artist and very aptly represents the style and accomplishment of his work. His palette is expertly blended with influences both from the Mediterranean and his new home in Canada.” John M. Parrott Art Gallery Curator, Susan Holland.


The John M. Parrott Art Gallery is a cultural hub for Belleville and the Quinte region, providing an exhibition space for local, national and international artists.