Signed Lower Right
Sight - 4 ins x 6 ins (10.16 cm x 15.24 cm)
John William Beatty
(1869 – 1941 CAD) R.C.A., O.S.A.
Beatty was born on May 30, 1869 and went to school in Toronto, Ontario. He was a forerunner in the movement which became the Group of Seven in 1920.
Paintings of Algonquin Park were becoming a theme of Canadian painters in the early years of the Twentieth century. In 1909, the year he returned to Canada, he went to the park in order to paint Canadian landscape themes. He painted The Evening Cloud of the Northland in 1910, a view of a forest fire burning in distant hills. Beatty felt that this work represented Canada much better than his previous work called A Dutch Peasant, so he asked the National Gallery if they would exchange the two because, as he explained, "I am a Canadian. I would much rather be represented by a Canadian picture." The Evening Cloud of the Northland is considered a masterpiece and is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.
Beatty shared common interests and feelings with his friends, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Tom Thomson, and Arthur Lismer, several of whom later became members of the Group of Seven. In 1917, he worked as an Official War Artist for the Canadian Expeditionary Force but became aghast at the destructive power of modern warfare.
Public Collections - Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Government of Ontario Art Collection, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
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Signed Lower Right
Sight - 4 ins x 6 ins (10.16 cm x 15.24 cm)
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