RONALD LANGLEY BLOORE
oil on masonite
signed on the reverse, and titled and dated on the stretcher
36 ins x 48 ins; 91.4 cms x 121.9 cms
Though he first explored the style in 1958, Ronald Bloore began painting exclusively in white monochrome in 1960. Scraping paint onto his masonite supports like mortar on brick, Bloore creates compositions of lines and layers. The impact of his works lay in the richness of tonality created by his impasto. Cited as the “white on white painter,” the artist first gained national recognition when he participated in an exhibition of “The Regina Five” organized by the National Gallery in 1961.
Terrence Heath, Ronald L. Bloore: Not Without Design, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, 1983, page 42.
Denise Leclerc, The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada: The 1950s, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1992, page 89.
Moore Gallery Ltd., Hamilton
Private Collection, Toronto