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Jack Leonard Shadbolt

Jack Leonard Shadbolt

Jack Leonard Shadbolt
Canadian & American Modernism Online auction

Lot # 413

Jack Leonard Shadbolt
BCSFA CGP CSPWC OC RCA 1909 - 1998 Canadian

Above the Bay - Equivalent for Landscape
acrylic on jute canvas
on verso titled and dated 1982 on the gallery label
49 x 69 in  124.4 x 175.2cm

Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
Sold sale of Imperial Oil Limited Charity Auction, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, October 24, 2015, lot c 32
Private Collection, Vancouver
Sale of Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, March 30, 2017, lot 26
Private Collection, Vancouver

Jack Shadbolt’s contribution to Canadian art is immeasurable, particularly in his home province of British Columbia, where he taught and mentored both his contemporaries and a younger generation of artists. He painted prolifically until his death in 1998, exploring the brighter and the darker side of our world. This included a period of work as an official Canadian War Memorials artist, a time that profoundly affected him. His work in the vein of lyrical abstraction employs vivid colour and often contains abstracted imagery drawn from the natural world, West Coast subjects and symbolic objects such as flags and masks. His expressive use of these abstracted forms rests on a solid foundation of rhythmic and colouristic relationships, resulting in harmonious works that are often a joyous riot of colour. The vibrant, contrasting colour palette and melodious composition of Above the Bay - Equivalent for Landscape vividly and masterfully exemplifies such renowned characteristics.

Estimate: $15,000 ~ $25,000 CAD

Sold For: $15,000.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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