Lot # 180
Spring 2012 - 2nd Session Live auction

Arthur Lismer
AAM CGP CSGA CSPWC G7 OSA RCA 1885 - 1969 Canadian

Fringe of the Forest
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled and dated 1957
16 x 20 in  40.6 x 50.8cm

Private Collection, Ontario

Arthur Lismer had met the iconic Emily Carr in 1927 and 1930 during her visits to eastern Canada, and spent time with her in 1940 while he was on a lecture tour in the west, even sketching with her one day on the waterfront below Beacon Hill. In 1951, Lismer made his first painting trip to Vancouver Island, also visiting Galiano and Pender Islands. This was the beginning of a 16-year relationship with another important painting place, during which he spent summers exploring the West Coast, sketching both deep forest and shore. Lismer continued to use the bold brushwork and vigorous use of form he developed in Georgian Bay, as seen in this colourful and exuberant composition.

Estimate: $15,000 ~ $20,000 CAD  
Sold for: $21,060 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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