TONY SCHERMAN "BALLET", 2003
Tony Scherman (b. 1950) is one of the most collected and cherished Canadian artists. He is renowned internationally for his work, typically executed in encaustic (one of the most difficult medium to work in) a mix of oil with wax.
Scherman's moody palette and sumptuous portraits (whether contemporary, historical or allegorical) reference the canonized artists who propelled painting ranging from Goya to Manet.
Throughout his career Scherman has created a striking body of work that often portrays the female form; including characters from history or literature of the 20th century.
Scherman's recent works, notably the series "Difficult Women", have depicted controversial and inspirational female figures. This work, which predates the series by a few years, is a paradigm of his practice in both form and content...yet is a rare work on paper.
Today Tony Scherman’s work can be found in nearly every public collection in Canada, as well as many international museums including LACMA (Los Angeles) and Centre Pompidou (Paris)
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"The Last Ballet Class of Eva Braun's"
Oil and encaustic on wax paper
Signed and dated by the Artist.
36"H 30.5"W (artwork)
Very good condition.
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