Collections and Publications


Museum Collections:

Art Gallery of Algoma, Sualt Ste Marie, Ontario, (acquired 2019)

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario (acquired in 2018)

Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario (acquired in 2018)

Art Gallery of Sudbury, Ontario (acquired in 2018)

Etobicoke Library, Toronto, Ontario (acquired likely in 1988)

Iroquois Civic Centre, South Dundas, Ontario (acquired in 1957)

Leamington Arts Centre, Leamington, Ontario (acquired in 2018)

City of Toronto Art Collection, Ontario (acquired in 1989 and 2011)

National Capital Commission – Official Residences Crown Collection, Ottawa, Ontario (acquired in 2018)

Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives, Brampton, Ontario (acquired in 1990 & 2019)

Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, (acquired in 2018)

Corporate Collections:

Bayerische Landesbank, Munich (acquired in 2000)

Meagher & Company, Toronto (acquired in 2002)

Toronto Club (acquired in 2000)


Price Brothers Kraft and Paperboard Corporation’s Canada-wide Arts Award, 1st Prize (1965)

“Mr. Paginton said it was the first contest he had ever entered in his long career, and he did so ‘just for fun’.” (The Daily Star, April 29, 1965). Paginton was paid $200 by Price Brothers to use his work in their advertising.


Ontario College of Art, Summer School Port Hope, May 30 – October 1, 1927

Publications and Media:

Bousfield, Arthur and Toffoli, Garry. (2012). Fifty Years the Queen: A Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Her Golden Jubilee. An Illustrated Biography. Dundurn. Toronto. (George Paginton's painting Britannia is featured on page 112.)

Bradford, Collette. (1994). The Barnardo Guild Messenger, U.K. The Magazine for the Barnardo Family Everywhere, private circulation. Front cover and pgs. 14-16.

Busskamp, Roswita. (2000). “George Paginton: an inconspicuous Canadian artist.” ShoreLines News, Issue 2, Volume 1, December 2000. 

Colgate, William. (January-February, 1936). “George Paginton is showing a group of recent paintings and sketches at the fine art galleries of the Robert Simpson Company, Toronto.” Bridle & Golfer. 

Etcetera. (March, 1931). Illustration of “Derelicts” by George Paginton (misspelled in publication as “Padgington”.) Volume 2, No. 1. Pg. 28. 

Fairburn, M. Jane., (2013). Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto's Waterfront Heritage. ECW Press.  (George Paginton's paintings Lake Ontario Ice, p 5; Lake Ontario, pg. 215; The Bay in Winter, pg. 354).

Guernsey, Better and Dorlan, Richard. (May 16, 1987). “Orleans – The Island Time Forgot. (Toronto artist Paginton for decades painted Orleans and its people, his friends.)” Toronto Star.

Lareau, François. (1998-). Index of Canadian Artists (Visual Arts). (Reproduction of painting – “Île d'Orléans”). Online.

Lowman, Ron. (April 9, 1974). “Friends exchange fond tales at Jackson’s funeral”. Toronto Star. Pg. F7.

MacDonald, Colin S., Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume 5, National Gallery of Canada, Artists in  Canada database, pgs. 1464-1465.

McKenzie, Nan. (April 4, 1951). “Impression of An Artist’s Life.” The Advertiser. New Toronto, Ontario.

McMann, Evelyn de R. (2003) Biographical Index of Canadian Artists. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, Toronto. 

Montreal Gazette. (May 31, 1965.) “Sunday Painters Awarded $2,500.” 

Odon Wagner Gallery. (2002). George Paginton – A Canadian Vision, Exhibition Catalogue.

Odon Wagner Gallery. (2000). George Paginton – Île d'Orléans, Exhibition Catalogue.

Perkins, James K. (1989). Jobs, Opportunities and Economic Growth. A report to the Royal Commission on the Future of the Toronto Waterfront, (illustration from the Toronto Star by George    Paginton, June 5, 1954).

Pulp & Paper Magazine of Canada, Volume 67, National Business Publications, 1966. Pg. 15.

The Globe and Mail. (May 31, 1965). “Sunday painter from Toronto Wins $800 Prize.” 

The Globe. (March 3, 1934). “Art and Artists – A first exhibition of small pictures by G. Paginton is winning high praise for this newcomer among Toronto artists.” Pg. 20.

Toronto International Art Fair (2004). Catalogue.

Toronto Star. (February 15, 1958). “Star Weekly – British Columbia Sketch Book.” 

Toronto Daily Star. (April 29, 1965.) “Veteran Star artist wins $800 in his ‘first’ fine arts contest.”

Toronto Daily Star. (March 19, 1957) “To Give Iroquois Star Artist's Paintings”, pg.2.

Toronto Daily Star. (February 27, 1951.) “Colourful Portrayal of Beautiful New Official Residence of Prime Minister”. Current Star Weekly Issue, pg. 17.

Toronto Daily Star. (February 27, 1951.) “Weekly Tells of Canada’s New ’10 Downing Street’”. 

Toronto Daily Star. (November 27, 1931). “Home Scenes Predominate at Suburban Art Exhibit – J.W. Beatty Lauds G. Paginton’s 90 Canvases at New Toronto”. Pg. 26.

Toughill, Kelly. (October 1, 1987). “Show of private works by ex-Star artist chronicles 7 decades of life in Canada”. Toronto Star.