Harold Town


Harold Town (1924-1990) is renowned in Canada for his prolific, versatile and dynamic body of work.

He was one of the founders of the Painters Eleven group, an early adopter and champion of Abstract painting in Canada/ To this day he remains one of the most fascinating and high profile characters from the group. Town's reputation goes beyond his association with the group as arguably one of Canada's most ambitious and creative artists.

Part of Town's legacy is derived from his willingness to reinvent his aesthetic, change medium and mood.

Most appealing are Town’s masterful drawings. The unparalleled finesse of his draftsmanship put him in a league of his own.

In the early 1970's Town created several series with stylized figures, that recalled Matisse, with their sensuous forms and fluid lines realized in ink.  In this work, Town drew dancing figures with a sexy, fluid line in ink. Despite the flatness of paper, the bodies are sculptural, especially the sense of volume created by the overlapping of the shapes.

This unique ink drawing was commissioned by a textile company that invited a select group of renowned Canadian artists to create a design for a limited edition textile wall panel.  

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"Untitled Tapestry Sketch"

Ink on board

Signed and dated by the Artist 

Canada, 1976.

13”H 16.5”W (work, visible)

20”H 23”W (framed)

Excellent condition


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