Pictures from an Important Private Canadian Collection
Alison Watt OBE (British, born 1965)
Pears oil on canvas 152.7 x 180.6 cm. (60 1/8 x 71 1/8 in.) Painted in 1994 (according to a label on the stretcher)
EXHIBITED: London, Flowers East, 1994
The artist worked with this model many times during the 90s, when she had a studio at London Fields in Hackney. She recalls: She was one of my favourites. Strong, fiercely intelligent, intuitive and an artist herself, she was demanding to work with. The role of 'life model' acted as an 'alter ego' for her...Some of my best paintings of the female form were based on her.