Harold Barling Town, RCA,OSA,CGP,CPE,OC (Canadian, 1924-1990) Frost Green

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Lot 195
Harold Barling Town, RCA,OSA,CGP,CPE,OC
(Canadian, 1924-1990)
Frost Green

Sold for CA$ 31,200 (US$ 25,169) inc. premium
Harold Barling Town, RCA,OSA,CGP,CPE,OC (Canadian, 1924-1990)
Frost Green
signed and dated 'TOWN '59' (upper right)
signed, titled and dated on the reverse
oil on masonite
61.2 x 61.2cm (24 1/8 x 24 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    With Moore Gallery, Hamilton
    Private collection, Hamilton

    Note:
    Town was not known to have been a man adverse to attention, and controversy had visited the artist even in the early days of his career. However, by 1959 (the year in which this work was painted) Town was according to Burnett: "about to ride the crest of the wave. His reputation, which had been supported for ten years by a few writers, surged in a flood of publicity, unprecedented for a contemporary Canadian artist and unmatched since."

    Literature:
    David Burnett, Town, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1986, page 86.
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