Concrete Contemporary Art Online Auction

April 13, 2017

LOT 80

Lot 80

JOHN HARTMAN, R.C.A. (1950-)

JOHN HARTMAN, R.C.A. (1950-)
Lot 80 Details
JOHN HARTMAN, R.C.A. (1950-)


oil on linen
signed with initial; signed, titled and dated 1998 on the stretcher
16 ins x 32 ins; 40.6 cms x 81.3 cms

Estimate $4,000-$5,000

Realised: $6,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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JOHN HARTMAN, R.C.A. (1950-)
  • JOHN HARTMAN, R.C.A. (1950-)
  • JOHN HARTMAN, R.C.A. (1950-)

Private Collection, Toronto
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto


John Hartman’s work first garnered attention with his 1993 exhibition entitled Painting at Bay at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Revered at this time for his impressions of Canada's Georgian Bay area, he later began mixing thick swirls of oil paint with blended elements of both landscape and the figurative. His experimentation with the canvas and expansion of the notion of landscape painting allowed for him to develop a distinct and recognizable painterly style.

Between 1999-2002, Hartman received national exposure with the exhibition and book Big North which toured Canada. Since then, he continues to question the relationship between people/place, and figurative/landscape as the viewer is forced to question what subject dominates the foreground, and which subject submits to the background in his work. He is now exhibited and collected regularly both nationally and internationally.


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LOT 80

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