London artist Antje Laidler was born in Germany in 1943 and immigrated to Canada in 1975. In 1997 she graduated from the “Special Art” diploma course at H.B. Beal, and studied under the late Bert Kloezman. Initially a print-maker specializing in etchings and mono-prints, in recent years Antje has worked primarily on charcoal and pastel drawings. She was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 1988. Since 1983, Antje has exhibited widely in solo and group shows, many of them juried, at public and private galleries throughout southern Ontario. Examples of her work are to be found in the collections of the McIntosh Gallery at Western University, the University of Toronto Art Centre, the St. Thomas-Elgin Art Centre, the Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, and the Woodstock Art Gallery, as well as in many corporate and private collections not only in Canada, but also the U.S., Australia, Germany, Ireland, Britain and Switzerland. She is currently represented by Thielsen Gallery in London, Canada.