The Art of Canada Auction (Canadian Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 89
FRANK HANS JOHNSTON, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • FRANK HANS JOHNSTON, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • FRANK HANS JOHNSTON, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
  • FRANK HANS JOHNSTON, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.

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FRANK HANS JOHNSTON, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.

AUTUMN ENCHANTMENT

oil on masonite
signed
20 ins x 24 ins; 50.8 cms x 61 cms

Estimate $12,000-$15,000

Realised: $11,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Franz Johnston earned a reputation for the luminous interplay of light and shadow in his paintings. Here the bright sunshine of Autumn Enchantment stands in contrast with the cool depths of the shade beneath the trees.

“Essentially, Mr. Johnston is a painter of light,” one reviewer noted, “and more particularly of that clear, warm, mellow light that emanates from skies.”

Literature:

Roger Burford Mason, A Grand Eye for Glory: The Life of Franz Johnston,Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1998, page 62.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Artist Groups: Group Of Seven
Medium: Paintings
Signed