Anne Savage

Autumn in the Laurentians, c. 1930-40

oil on panel, double sided
8.5x10.5 in.
$19,800 Cdn.
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Letter of Authentication by Anne McDougall (niece of Anne Savage) attached to verso

Provenance
Winchester Galleries, Victoria;
Private collection, Edmonton

Anne Savage’s family owned land at Lake Wonish in the Laurentians in Quebec, and nearly every year on her Summer and Easter breaks from teaching, she would spend time in a small studio she built on their property. The flowing composition is characteristic of Savage, who captures the windy fall day with rhythm. The lake was a place of great inspiration for the artist, and she painted in nature here for nearly fifty years, capturing the changes of the season with sensitivity.

1896-1971 A founding member of the Beaver Hall Group, Anne “Annie” Douglas Savage often painted the Quebec landscape. Although influenced by the Group of Seven’s A.Y. Jackson, with whom she was close friends, Savage’s works reflect a land inhabited by a harmonious human presence, rather than a deserted wilderness. In…