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Frank Hans (Franz) Johnston
L'automne 2010 - 2e séance Vente en salle

Lot # 109

Frank Hans (Franz) Johnston
ARCA CSPWC G7 OSA 1888 - 1949 Canadian

Clearing
oil on panel
signed Frank H. Johnston and dated 1922 and on verso titled in graphite
13 1/4 x 10 1/2 pouces  33.7 x 26.7cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, New York

Référence:
Roger Burford Mason, A Grand Eye for Glory, A Life of Franz Johnston, 1998, page 43

In 1921, Frank Johnston moved to Winnipeg to become the principal of the Winnipeg School of Art and director of its art gallery. By 1922, his presence was having an effect on the city and he was praised in the Winnipeg Free Press for his “artistic genius”, and for the inspirational effect he was having on the art school and on the arts generally. To escape the city, Johnston often rented a cottage on the shore of Lake of the Woods and spent summers painting there, as well as at Lake Manitoba. Late that year he exhibited paintings from these areas at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and in the following year had a large one-man show. His eye was drawn to beauty, and Clearing, likely painted at Lake of the Woods, with its gentle, wave-washed shores and graceful trees, reveals this attraction. Fluid brush-strokes define the wooded hillside and Johnston uses the board itself for highlights in this serene and lovely painting. The signature of Frank H. Johnston and the date of 1922 places this work in the time frame when Johnston was still a member of the Group of Seven.

Estimation: 15,000 $ ~ 20,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 58,500.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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