Dr. Yosef Wosk has been an unwavering supporter of Emily Carr initiatives such as student scholarships and bursaries, gallery publications and international conferences for the past 20 years. In 2001 his generosity reached a new level when he established the Wosk Masterworks Print Collection.
The Wosk Masterworks Print Collection of over four hundred prints, photographs and book works spanning nearly five hundred years is a resource of immense value to the Emily Carr community and the public. The collection, which includes original works by Rembrandt, Cézanne, Renoir, Chagall, Warhol and Goya, encompasses a wide range of printmaking techniques that reflect the history and changing function of prints and printmaking. It continues to be a relevant source for the study of printmaking, art history and the artistic process itself.
Dr. Yosef Wosk is an author, community leader, public speaker, an ordained Rabbi, businessman, philanthropist and father. The founder of the Philosophers’ Café and of over 400 libraries worldwide, he is passionate about many causes and is a renowned humanitarian. Dr. Wosk is an appointed member of the Order of British Columbia, a recipient of both the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, and received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Emily Carr University in 2004. Earlier in 2014 he was presented with the Community Champion Special Award by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, a fitting honour for a man recognized as “one of British Columbia’s top thinkers” by the Vancouver Sun and the B.C. Business Magazine.
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