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John William (J.W.) Beatty

John William (J.W.) Beatty

John William (J.W.) Beatty
Vente en salle d'art canadien de l'automne 2005 Vente en salle

Lot # 119

John William (J.W.) Beatty
OSA RCA 1869 - 1941 Canadian

The Squall, Toronto Island
oil on board
signed and on verso titled on the artist's studio label
6 x 9 pouces  15.2 x 22.9cm

Estate of Jim Hennok, Toronto
Sold sale of Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, November 24, 2005, lot 119
Private Collection, Vancouver

Dorothy Hoover, J.W. Beatty, 1948, page 15

J.W. Beatty was among the Canadian artists who traveled to Paris to study, later exploring Europe. When Beatty returned to Toronto in 1909, a pivotal trip to northern Ontario that year changed the direction of his art. He left his previous affinity to European painting behind, declaring that the landscape he saw there inspired him “to...forget the Old World for the rest of my days.” He became a champion of the Canadian landscape, and was an early influence on Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. He accompanied Thomson on sketching trips, lived in the famous Studio Building on Severn Street in Toronto, and went with A.Y. Jackson and J.E.H. MacDonald on a sketching trip to Algonquin Park. In this fresh and exhilarating pochade, executed on the spot on Toronto Island, Beatty contrasts the dramatic effects of the storm over the lake with the bright beach, peridot highlights in the waves, and vivid touches of colour in the trees and people on shore.

Estimation: 3,000 $ ~ 4,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 13,800.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)

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