JACK SHADBOLT "COLUMN STUDY" DRAWING, 1965
Jack Shadbolt (1909 - 1998) is one of Canada's most influential and revered West Coast artists.
As head of the Vancouver School of Art's painting and drawing department he taught a wide variety of artists while promoting abstraction in Canada.
Shadbolt was not simply a teaching regional artist, he had both a major reputation across the country and around the world.
He would represent Canada at many of the most important international art events including the Venice and Sao Paulo Biennials. He also received the Guggenheim Award in 1957.
While many of his works have figurative elements, some of his strongest pieces are pure abstraction.
This work, a preparatory drawing for one of his famous Column painting is exemplary of the connection between figurative work and abstraction. While titled "Column Study" (and the architectural elements are apparent) the overall affect is more of a intricate abstraction. The result is a stellar example from Shadbolt's body of work.
One of these column paintings, "The Space Between Columns #21 (Italian)" was a part of Canada Post's beloved "Masterpieces of Canadian Art" series, and was reproduced as a stamp in 2001. The print run was 4,000,000 exposing a huge number of Canadians to this work. The painting is in the permanent collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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Signed and dated Aug 17, 1965 by the artist
Ink on paper.
12"H 14.5"W (work, visible)
19.5"H 22"W (framed)
Framed with museum glass
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