Artwork by Edward W. (Ted) Godwin,  Ivory Point, Low Tide

Ted Godwin
Ivory Point, Low Tide

oil on canvas
signed and titled on the stretcher
51 x 69 ins ( 129.5 x 175.3 cms )

Sold for $14,950.00
Sale date: November 23rd 2017

Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental Service, Toronto
Corporate Collection, Toronto
Stephen Hunt, “Acclaimed Regina 5 artist Ted Godwin dies in Calgary”, The Calgary Herald, January 1, 2013
The youngest of the Regina Five, Ted Godwin achieved his breakthrough and established his reputation as an abstract painter in the 1960s. Later in his career the artist returned to representational painting, depicting the Canadian landscape on a large scale and in exuberant colours. “Ivory Point, Low Tide” showcases Godwin’s keen sense for colour, in its vibrant palette of teal, aqua and green. The canvas also demonstrates the artist’s interest more specifically in the water’s edge and the reflection of shorelines. Following a series on the Lower Bow River in the early 1990s, Godwin went on to paint Canadian scenes from the east arm of Great Slave Lake to Nahanni, to Kluane, and Whales Island on the northwest coast. Jeffrey Spalding of the Calgary Museum of Contemporary Art remarks on Godwin’s courageousness to abandon abstraction for representational painting, stating that “to turn his back on that...was quite brave. He embraced a whole legacy of representational painting, to rejoin the legacy you could trace back to Illingworth Kerr — even the Group of Seven — and he created stunning, inventive work. That took an enormous amount of personal courage.”

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Edward W. (Ted) Godwin
(1933 - 2013) Regina Five, RCA, Order of Canada

Ted Godwin was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1933. Godwin graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art in 1955. He worked as an art director for television and as a neon sign designer until 1964. He studied with Barnett Newman, John Ferren, Jules Olitski, and Lawrence Alloway at the Emma Lake Artists Workshop from 1959 to 1965. Godwin has been exhibiting since 1955 and has had more than 60 solo exhibitions. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1974. One of the Regina Five group of painters, Ted Godwin is known for his Tartan Series, Dying Orchids Series, and large landscapes that explore the interactions of the river-edge. Godwin's many major public collectors include The National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canada Council Art Bank, Art Gallery of Hamilton, CBC, University of Regina, and the Confederation Art Centre. His works are also in numerous private and corporate collections.