Greg Curnoe: Cycling Artist

Road bikes are beautiful objects.

Curnoe: self portrait

The late, great Canadian artist Greg Curnoe understood this deeply.  A  dedicated cyclist, he made them a key focus of his art. He did some spectacularly beautiful, life-size paintings of his custom-built Mariposa.

Greg Curnoe was killed in 1992 while on a club ride, hit by a guy in pickup truck.

One of Curnoe's Mariposa paintings.

Check out his work if you ever get the chance. The lovely Museum London in London, Ontario, has a great collection. London, by the way, has a huge cycling culture, and has the only velodrome in eastern Canada, the Forest City Velodrome.


  1. We had a print of one of Curnoe's pieces hanging proudly at Southpaw Cycles, Ottawa seen on page 2 of the papyrus, here:


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