Concrete Contemporary Art Online Auction

April 13, 2017

LOT 29
RAYMOND JOHN MEAD (1921-1998)
  • RAYMOND JOHN MEAD (1921-1998)
  • RAYMOND JOHN MEAD (1921-1998)
  • RAYMOND JOHN MEAD (1921-1998)

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RAYMOND JOHN MEAD (1921-1998)

UNTITLED

acrylic on paper
signed and dated /89
32 ins x 39.5 ins; 81.3 cms x 100.3 cms

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $3,900
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

One of the founders of the groundbreaking collective Painters Eleven, Ray Mead is best known for combining the influences of the Group of Seven and their landscape paintings with the emotive modern techniques of the Abstract Expressionists. His bold, richly colored canvases are referred to as “paintscapes,” with an energetic yet contemplative character. Mead’s reductive approach developed as a result of his friendship with Hortense Gordon, one of two female Painters Eleven artists. She was a student of American artist Hans Hofmann who is famous for his interest in color and its ability to bring out and dictate form. Gordon encouraged Mead to participate in the Jubilee Year Canadian Art Show, where Mead was “singled out as representing a new direction in Canadian painting.”

Literature:

Berlin, Mira, “Ray Mead,” in The Canadian Encyclopedia, Accessed 13 March 2017, http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/ray-mead/

Provenance:

Private Collection, Calgary