Robert Pope's Hug

About the painting

About the artist

Robert Pope (1956-1992) was a gifted artist whose career was cut short by cancer. While his disease was in remission, he completed three remarkable series of paintings. His renowned Illness and Healing collection, showing the cancer experience from the patient's perspective, has been exhibited in 56 cities in Canada, the United States, England and Ireland.

His book Illness and Healing (Kellogg Library call no.: WZ 330 P826i 1991) is distributed to first year students in many Canadian Medical Schools. A set of 33 slides of his work are used as teaching tools in 12 countries. Framed reproductions of his various images are available for purchase.

The Robert Pope Foundation

The Robert Pope Foundation nurtures art and health through a variety of programs. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Foundation:

Permission has been kindly given by the Robert Pope Foundation and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine (owner of the acrylic version) to use the image of Robert Pope's painting called "Hug" on our website.

© 2001 All rights reserved - Robert Pope Foundation. Unauthorized downloading or use of these images is prohibited. Permission to use these images should be sought directly from the Foundation (contact information is above)