CGP OSA PRCA
1898 - 1967
Laurentian Valley, Near Ste-Marguerite, PQ
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed and titled
19 x 24 in, 48.3 x 61 cm
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Sold for: $8,125
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal
Private Estate, Ontario
Impressionist painter Robert Pilot was a master of capturing twilight, as demonstrated in this fine painting. In his work, he was able to seize the transitional moment right before the natural light of the day fades into night. Pilot’s most exquisite paintings of twilight are his winter scenes because of the many ways the light is able to reflect subtle tonal differences on the white snow. Despite making many painting trips abroad to places such as Europe and North Africa, he was always drawn back to La belle province. A protégé of his stepfather Maurice Cullen, Pilot painted with him, and on his return to Canada settled into Cullen’s old studio in Montreal. From this base, he made sketching trips to the Laurentians. Pilot’s paintings of Quebec demonstrate his mastery of the Impressionist technique and his intimate familiarity with the area.
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