Robert Pilot R.C.A.
Farmhouse, Piedmont, PQ, 1949
Sale of Sotheby’s Canada, Monday May 27, 1985, lot 871;
Loch Gallery Inc., Winnipeg;
Private collection, Calgary
Above all other subjects, Robert Wakeham Pilot loved to paint the landscape of Quebec. From his step-father Maurice Cullen, he learned a fine technique and the fundamentals of a sound studio practice, and from his contemporaries – in particular A.Y. Jackson – he inherited a love of the ramshackle fences, wayside crosses, the rolling hills of Quebec, and the honest, no frills world of the habitant, presented to us here as a joyously coloured, tranquil scene.