Exhibitions | “Celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary”

The poet 1948 ob12x10

Maxwell Bates R.C.A. - “Celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary”

June 17th to July 1st, 2017

Please join us in celebration of Canada's sesquicentennial with an exhibition of over 60 paintings by Frederick Arthur Verner.

An opening reception will be held
Saturday, June 24th, 11am-4pm
with a talk by author and curator, Lisa Christensen, at 2pm

About The Artist
RCA, ASA, CGP, CSGA, CSPWC (1906-1980). Born in Calgary, Alberta, he was largely a self-taught painter, printmaker and architect and is considered, along with W.L. Stevenson, an innovator of Expressionism in Canada. He went to England in 1931 and after the war returned to Calgary where he was associated with Jock MacDonald. He then went to New York and studied with Max Beckmann and Abraham Rattner at the Brooklyn Museum Art School (1949-50). Strongly influenced by such artists as Klee, Rouault, Kokoschka, and Picasso, his landscapes and figure studies also express his interest in the Japanese culture. Many of his street scenes, landscapes, still life and figure paintings are Romantic in nature. He retired to Victoria in 1962 and, while severely handicapped by ill-health towards the end of his life, nevertheless continued to paint right up to his death.
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The Poet, 1948

Technique: oil on board

Dimensions: 12x10.5 in.

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