Ronald York Wilson, RCA,CGP,OSA (Canadian, 1907-1984) Tula

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Lot 194
Ronald York Wilson, RCA,CGP,OSA
(Canadian, 1907-1984)
Tula

Sold for CA$ 3,960 (US$ 3,194) inc. premium
Ronald York Wilson, RCA,CGP,OSA (Canadian, 1907-1984)
Tula
signed 'York Wilson' (lower right)
titled and dated '1967' on artist's label on reverse
acrylic on canvas
112.2 x 76.1cm (44 3/16 x 29 15/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private collection, Hamilton

    Note:
    July 1966 saw the birth of York Wilson's geometric period. In her biography of the artist, Lela Wilson, the artist's wife recalls this happening upon the couple's arrival in Paris on the final leg of a year-long round-the-world journey which had incorporated stops in over 30 countries. Lela Wilson writes: "A strange thing happened to York while sleeping in (friend) Luc's studio that first night. He actually dreamt a geometric painting in colour. It was so clear that he did a pencil sketch of the painting before breakfast, followed by a quick colour sketch. He then intended to get on with his day's
    work, but he was completely absorbed in geometric painting at the day's end... ideas flowed so fast he could scarcely keep up with them". York Wilson returned to Toronto in September of 1966 and immediately began preparing for shows that were scheduled for the spring of 1967. York continued experimenting with his geometric paintings producing works such as "Tula" at this time.

    Reference:
    Lela Wilson, York Wilson: His Life and Work, 1907-1984, Carleton University Press, Ottawa, 1997, pages 207-208
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