Philip Surrey R.C.A.

Sans titre (Rue St. Ambroise), 1976

oil on canvas
22x16 in.
$32,000 Cdn.
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Provenance
Kastel Gallery, Inc., Westmount;
Galerie Valentin, Montreal;
Galerie d’Art Cosner, Montreal;
Private collection, Toronto

Philip Surrey, a founding member of the Contemporary Arts Society, was a figurative painter with an enduring interest in human subjects within urban nightscapes. For most of his career, Surrey used Montreal as his stage, arranging lighting and figures – most often pedestrians – in compositions that revealed both the…