Canadian Fine Art Auction

November 20, 2017

LOT 93
SYDNEY HOLLINGER WATSON, P.R.C.A.
  • SYDNEY HOLLINGER WATSON, P.R.C.A.
  • SYDNEY HOLLINGER WATSON, P.R.C.A.
  • SYDNEY HOLLINGER WATSON, P.R.C.A.

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SYDNEY HOLLINGER WATSON, P.R.C.A.

UNTITLED COMPOSITION

collage
signed and dated /70
28.5 ins x 35.5 ins; 72.4 cms x 90.2 cms

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $1,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Sydney Watson (1911-1981) studied at Central Tech and at the Ontario College of Art (OCA), ultimately becoming its President in 1955. Under his administration, OCA became the number one art school in the country.

This lot, completed during Watson’s final year as president of the college, explores the perception of depth and space through its colourful arrangement of geometric felt shapes, demonstrating the popularity and ubiquity of minimalism by the 1970s.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Signed