Untitled 851

Frache, Don (1919-1994)

Don Frache (1919-1994)
Watercolour, 15 x 20.5 inches

“Frache’s oeuvre covered a wide range of subject matter, although his primary love was landscape and western history, he also painted a sizeable number of portraits. He was part of an early group of artists who took serious the development of a truly western based/Alberta art practice. Frache’s talent as a painter allowed him to depict contemporary Alberta and Albertans as well as recreating early scenes of settlement and development for those collectors hungry for images of Western Canada. His watercolors and oils offer images of the diversity of ranchland, farmland, mountains, forest, and prairie that make up the Western Canadian landscape. His palette displays the rich earthy colors and wide range of tonal values of those environments. ” from http://www.willockandsaxgallery.com/artists/frache.php#../images/Fdon2a.jpg

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Uncle Bobs Place

Kerr, Illingworth (Buck) (1905-1989)

Illingworth Holey Kerr (Buck)
Serigraph,15.75 x 19.69 in

” Illingworth Holey Kerr, “Buck,” painter, illustrator, writer (b at Lumsden, Sask 20 Aug 1905; d at Calgary 6 Jan 1989). Kerr attended Central Technical School, Toronto, and Ontario College of Art. He also studied at Westminster School of Art, London, in 1936 and, returning to Canada, taught at Vancouver School of Art (1945-47). In 1947 he became director of the art department of the Provincial Institute of Technology in Calgary. His early landscape style reflects the influence of Lawren HARRIS in his long, curving brush strokes and emphasis on design. He applied paint heavily, giving relief to an otherwise flat, spatial quality in his work. In later works Kerr used a broken brushstroke style that creates visual tension to counteract this 2-dimensionality. Named to the Order of Canada in 1983, he was given a retrospective exhibition (“Harvest of the Spirit”) at 9 major public galleries in 1985. ” from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/illingworth-holey-kerr/

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