GERSHON ISKOWITZ, R.C.A.
SPRING GREENS-B, 1981
oil on canvas
signed, titled, and dated on the reverse
52 ins x 42 ins; 132.1 cms x 106.7 cms
Proceeds from the sale of this lot to benefit the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.
While known for his abstraction, Gershon Iskowitz himself would be the first to tell you that abstraction wasn’t his intention. In 1975, he explained that he painted “a whole realistic world…the experience, out in the field, of looking up in the trees or in the sky, of looking down from the height of a helicopter.”
The title of this composition, Spring Greens-B, may offer an insight into what Iskowitz was seeing and feeling when he made this painting. Indeed, the vivid greens burst with new life, and the blues are those of a clear sky.
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary
Artist’s Studio, Gershon Iskowitz Foundation