Harold Town


One of Harold Town's (1924-1990) most noted attributes is his versatility and unpredictability. Throughout his career he oscillated between genres and styles, between dynamic color and black & white, between abstraction and figuration.  

Town's breakout body of work were the "Single Autographic Prints" created during the mid-1950's. While there are certainly many common characteristics in these monotypes - there are plenty of variations, anomalies and beautiful experiments. 

This work "In and Out" is a fine example of Town's versatility - yet aesthetically it seems closer in style to something by Robert Motherwell or even Ray Mead. Dominant, monochromatic forms - found here on both the upper and lower half of the composition - are not obviously elements that Town favored. 

Despite its somewhat exceptional construction this must have been a meaningful work for Town as he signed, dated and gave it this friendly evocative title.  

It comes directly from the estate of Harold Town.  

An essential work for a collection of post-war Canadian abstraction.

Click here and here to see other examples of Town's cherished SAPs.

Additional images available on request. 

Questions about this piece? Contact us +1.416.704.1720

Provenance: The Estate of Harold Town

"In and Out" 


Signed, titled and dated by the Artist 

Canada, 1955

22"H 16.5"W (work - visible)

29"H 24"W (framed) 

Very good condition.


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