THE THAMES LOOKING DOWN RIVER
signed, titled and dated 2006 on the reverse
60 ins x 66 ins; 152.4 cms x 167.6 cms
November 03, 2016
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.
Private Collection, Toronto
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
FOSTER ISLAND OUTER LAGOON, 1998
signed with initial; signed, titled and dated 1998 on the stretcher
16 ins x 32 ins; 40.6 cms x 81.3 cms
April 13, 2017
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