Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET
JOHN MEREDITH, R.C.A.
The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, ON;
Private Collection, ON
A superb colourist, it is easy to overlook what is perhaps considered Meredith's great, even greatest, talent: his expressive rendering of line. Using a technique that would stimulate his compositions and become a kind of signature of his best work, Meredith smudged the wet ink of his drawings (and later the wet painted lines of his canvases), electrifying the lines and dramatically energizing his composition. The result was the successful transfer of energy from the drawing onto the canvas, thereby creating a kind of painted drawing. By the mid-1960s, Meredith was using his ink drawings to produce finished work.
Av Isaacs, who represented Meredith for over thirty years, noted that, “Meredith produced brilliant paintings that just popped with vitality. His colour sense was quite unique. His works on paper, both colour and black and white, were just as important. Meredith created lines that had an electric quality to them.” The Isaacs Gallery in Toronto represented John Meredith from 1960 until it closed in 1991.
Very good condition.
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