LOT 327

1909 - 1973
Canadian

Cascade VII
oil on canvas
on verso signed, titled and titled Cascade XII on the exhibition label, dated 1967 on a label and inscribed "Cascade 7" and "Dalhousie No. 12" on a label
30 x 36 in 76.2 x 91.4 cm

Available for post auction sale.
PRICE: $2,500

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

PROVENANCE
Estate of the Artist

EXHIBITED
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, William Townsend: Painting Alberta, Details of Canada, March 10 - July 1, 2018


From the early 1950s, William Townsend spent most summers in Canada, teaching at the Banff School, eventually advising on, and contributing to, its development into the internationally significant Banff Centre of today. As an artist his encounter with Canada was transformative. He relished the struggle to understand the mountains around Banff, to reconcile the drama of their shifting appearances with the solidity of their forms. While Artist in Residence at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, 1963-4, the equivalent challenge was to understand the distortions and tricks of light, colour and distance on the developing cityscape. The largest of his Edmonton series, Southeast from 110th Street VI, is in the collection of the Canadian Embassy in Washington.


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