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James Williamson Galloway (Jock) Macdonald

James Williamson Galloway (Jock) Macdonald
Printemps 2015 - 2e séance Vente en salle

Lot # 164

James Williamson Galloway (Jock) Macdonald
ARCA BCSFA CGP OSA P11 1897 - 1960 Canadian

On the Golf Course, Kelowna, BC / Abstract
double-sided oil on board
signed and dated 1944 and on verso titled on a label
12 x 15 pouces  30.5 x 38.1cm

Provenance:
By descent through the family to the present Private Collection, Victoria

Référence:
Joyce Zemans, Jock Macdonald: The Inner Landscape: A Retrospective Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1981, pages 81 and 108

Exposition:
The Art Gallery of Toronto, Jock W.G. Macdonald: A Retrospective Exhibition, May 1960

This double-sided work reveals the duality occurring in Jock Macdonald’s work in the 1930s and 1940s when he was living in British Columbia: concurrent with painting landscapes, he was exploring abstraction. Lawren Harris, who had moved to Vancouver in 1940 and whose own work had become abstract, was a confidant with whom Macdonald could discuss his search for transcendence through his art. In 1943, Macdonald wrote that abstract work held a “deeper value...For me, abstract and semi-abstract creations of pure idiom are statements of the new awakening consciousness.” Images such as Abstract, based on aspects of nature, began around 1935 when he was living in Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, and Macdonald called them “thought-expressions” and later “Modalities.”

Estimation: 8,000 $ ~ 12,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 15,340.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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