Ghitta Caiserman-Roth (March 2, 1923 –
November 25, 2005) was a Canadian artist. She was a founder of the
Montreal Artist School and has work in the National Gallery of Canada.
Caiserman Roth was also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy (RCA) and
the first artist to receive the Governor General Award.
Ghitta Caiserman-Roth was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1923. Her parents were Sarah Wittal, an owner of a children’s wear company and Hannaniah Meir Caiserman, a civic leader in the Montreal Jewish community and union activist. Both parents were heavily involved in socialist causes which had a significant impact on Ghitta’s art; she was also influenced by her experiences working in war factories in Montréal and Halifax. By young adulthood much of her art was influenced by her experiences working in war factories in Montréal and Halifax, her work embraced the working class life and explored socialist themes...............More