Christiane Pflug


Christiane Pflug (1936-1972) is a renowned Canadian painter and draughtswoman. Born in Germany, Pflug and her young family eventually settled in Toronto in 1959 where she lived and worked until her untimely death.

A mother of two, Pflug often took inspiration from her immediate surroundings, capturing evocative scenes of domestic life with meticulous attention to detail. Pflug's work is simultaneously imaginative and traditional, a unique paradox that transforms her sentimental subject matter into melancholic dreamscapes. 

Windows are a recurring motif throughout Pflug's oeuvre. Placed "inside", the viewer shares Pflug's pensive perspective from the solitude of her surroundings.

"From Carol's Window" is a refreshing work on paper by Pflug. Capturing a backyard from an elevated vantage point, Pflug details the abundant trees, their foliage bursting across the page. A picket fence and neighboring balcony are among the hints of domestic life that peak between the branches, serving as a poignant example of Pflug's contemplative spirit.

Plfug's work was the subject of a major retrospective at Winnepeg Art Gallery in 1966. Today, her work is celebrated in public collections across Canada including the National Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

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"From Carol's Window"  

Canada, 1962

Pencil on paper

Signed and dated by the artist, bottom right 

9.5"H 12.5"W (work)

20"H 21.75"W (framed)

Very good condition. 

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