Canadian painter Gordon Rayner is renowned for his manipulation of painting materials and has been called “the carpenter of Canadian art”. He was part of the Isaacs Gallery stable of artist which included acclaimed Canadian artists Michael Snow and Joyce Wieland. Rayner was self-taught and heavily influenced by the teachings of Canadian artist Jack Bush. He has exhibited extensively throughout Canada and his work is held in established collections such as the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. He was born 1935 in Toronto.