Philip Surrey R.C.A.

The Green Sign, 1983

oil on canvas
20x16 in.

signed and dated ’83 lower right

Kastel Gallery, Westmount, Quebec;
Private collection, Montreal;
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, Montreal;
Ohler’s Fine Arts

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…