ARTHUR LISMER, O.S.A., R.C.A.
TIDE COMING IN, CAPE BRETON I, N.S.
oil on board
signed and dated ‘46
12 ins x 16 ins; 30.5 cms x 40.6 cms
After the war, Arthur Lismer renewed his pattern of lengthy summer sketching holidays. Dennis Reid writes “It was Cape Breton that now became most important in terms of his work, and he and (his wife) Esther returned (in July and August of 1945) and again in 1948 and 1950 staying usually on the east coast around Ingonish... The work done on Cape Breton Island - strong, assured, often innovative - dominates the middle period of the decade” and “celebrated the virile life of the sea.”
In 1946, after being an associate member for 27 years, Lismer was elected a full member of the Royal Canadian Academy.
Dennis Reid, Canadian Jungle: The Later Work of Arthur Lismer, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1985, pages 42-43.
Private Collection, Toronto