Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush,  Shadows on Snow, Hoggs Hollow
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Consignor Canadian Fine Art
326 Dundas St West
Toronto ON M5T 1G5
Ph. 1(416)479-9703

Lot #2

Jack Bush
Shadows on Snow, Hoggs Hollow

oil on board
signed lower left; signed, titled and dated “Feb. 1947” on the reverse
8.5 x 11 ins ( 21.6 x 27.9 cms )

Estimated: $8,000.00 - $12,000.00

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the artist
By descent to the present Private Collection, Toronto
During the 1930s Jack Bush operated a graphic art studio in Toronto and attended night classes at Ontario College of Art; his teachers included Frederick Challener, John Alfsen, George Pepper, Charles Comfort and J.E.H. MacDonald. Like many Canadian artists of the time, he had little exposure to modern European art, and was primarily influenced by the Group of Seven. “Shadows in Snow, Hoggs Hollow”, dating to 1947, displays Bush’s early style, with characteristics such as subject matter and palette borrowed from the Group. Yet the oil painting also illustrates some hints of abstraction that was soon to appear in his work of the 1950s, in the curved lines of the landscape and ornamental stripes of shadow on the snow. The decorative designs and areas of flat colour of contemporaneous artist and designer Charles Comfort are said to have influenced Bush in these early paintings. During the next few years, the artist developed an increasingly abstract approach in his work through the influence of the American Abstract Expressionists, the ideas of John Lyman as well as the paintings of the Automatistes.
Sale Date: May 29th 2018

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Consignor Canadian Fine Art
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Ph. 1(416)479-9703


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Jack Hamilton Bush
(1909 - 1977) Painters Eleven, OSA, ARCA