Robert Pilot R.C.A.

Sunset, Levis, 1924

oil on panel
8.5x10.5 in.
$62,000 Cdn.
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signed lower left
signed and dated 1924 to verso

Provenance
Watson Art Galleries, 1925;
Private collection;
Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto;
Private collection

Robert Wakeham Pilot was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, 1898. His widowed mother married the Canadian artist Maurice Cullen in 1910 and they went back to Cullen’s home in Montreal. Young Robert often assisted his stepfather doing chores in the studio and thus learned the craft from the bottom up.…