J.W. Beatty R.C.A.

Old Mill, Port Hope

oil on board
8.5x10.5 in.
$14,900 Cdn.

In 1924, Beatty purchased the historic, and by then out of us, Molson Mill building in Port Hope,
Ontario. The Molson Mill at Port Hope was first established in 1851 by Thomas Molson of the prominent
Molson family, and operated as a flour mill until the late 19th Century. By the time Beatty purchased the property, it was long abandoned, and from then until his death in 1941, the Ontario College of Art used the building as a summer school.
This panel bears an authentication inscription by prominent Canadian Art Dealer, G. Blair Laing dated 1972.

(1869-1941) Born in Toronto, Ontario , Beatty, quit school early to work as a house painter and engraver. He became a fireman in Toronto and married Caroline Cormack who was inspirational in his development as an artist. He studied under J.W.L. Forster, George A. Reid, F.M. Bell-Smith and William Cruikshank…