Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1989

Member of the Order of Canada, 1979

Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1989 - Ernest Lindner

One of Saskatchewan's best known and loved visual artists, Ernest Lindner was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Born in Vienna in 1897, he had no formal training as a visual artist but was a frequent participant at the Emma Lake Artists' Workshop in the 1950's and 1960's. He worked as a bank clerk, a farm labourer and a commercial artist and illustrator before becoming an art instructor. His media included oil, acrylic, watercolour, egg tempra, pencil, lithography, printmaking, linocut, woodcut, copper relief, and murals. A portraitist of some note, his best known work is high realism of forest and other nature subjects.