SOREL ETROG "TWO FIGURES" GOUACHE

Sorel Etrog (1933 - 2015) is arguably Canada's most famous sculptor - yet throughout his career he worked in a wide range of media; paintings, printmaking and drawing.

This is a sensational example of one of his works on paper. Many of his creations in watercolor (or gouache, pencil etc.) were either preparatory experiments for his sculptures, or him elaborating on ideas realized in three-dimensions. In either case these works on paper are impressive as independent artworks. 

The twisted stylized figures, realized in both two and three-dimensions were first created at the very end of the 1950's. Etrog would continue to expand on this motif over the next 15 years or so making it one of his most recognizable creations. 

During Etrog's lifetime he did not release many works on paper as the demand for his sculptures was so strong. As a result today for collectors works on paper are highly sought-after.

Today, Etrog's work can be found in numerous museum and private collections including the Tate, the AGO and LACMA.

His public sculptures can be found on iconic corners in Toronto, Montreal, Israel and beyond. 

Etrog was elected a member of the Order of Canada in 1994 and two years later became a Chevalier of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.  

The Art Gallery of Ontario organized a major retrospective of his work that ran during 2013.

Check out this great slide show by the Globe & Mail featuring the 8 Etrog publics sculptures around Toronto.

Additional images available on request. 

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Gouache 

Signed by the artist

Canada, circa 1965

20"H 15"W (artwork)

28"H 22"W (framed) 

Newly framed with Museum Glass

Very good condition.

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