CHARLES FRASER COMFORT, O.S.A., P.R.C.A.
BLUE DAY, GEORGIAN BAY, MONUMENT CHANNEL
oil on panel
24 ins x 32 ins; 61 cms x 81.3 cms
Charles Comfort (1900-1994) sketched Georgian Bay often during summer visits while there as a guest of the Jackman Family, who had purchased the cottage belonging to Dr. James MacCallum, patron of the Group of Seven. The Comforts holidayed there for decades, often accompanied by A.Y. Jackson or Will Ogilvie. While this work is not dated, it fits well within the period of production (after 1957) that saw Comfort produce works like Northern Sunset in which he explored the use of highly expressionistic colour using intense tones of one colour, in particular, either blue or red.
Mary Jo Hughes et al., Take Comfort - the Career of Charles Comfort, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, 2007, page 24.
Margaret Gray, Margaret Rand and Lois Steen, Charles Comfort, Gage Publishing, Toronto, 1976, page 47 for Northern Sunset, 1968, reproduced in colour.
Private Collection, Toronto
Department: Canadian Fine Art