Artwork by Gregory Richard Curnoe,  Lily Pond and Flower Garden (1985)

Greg Curnoe
Lily Pond and Flower Garden (1985)

pen and ink on paper
titled and dated “July 2-4 1985” lower right
17.5 x 23.5 ins ( 44.5 x 59.7 cms )

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Thielsen Galleries, London
Private Collection
“Lily Pond and Flower Garden” exemplifies Curnoe’s devotion to process work and capturing moments and symbols of daily life. A simplified line drawing, this work deviates from the artist’s practice of utilizing Pop colour to highlight form. Here, the artist focuses on the simplicity of line to capture the intimate setting of a private garden space. The work remains true to the artist's practice of documenting moments and scenes of his daily life while maintaining a meditative calm outside of the Pop Art visual language the artist is also recognized for.

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Gregory Richard Curnoe
(1936 - 1992)

Born in London, Ontario in 1936, Greg Curnoe was a fervent regionalist visual artist and musician who championed the distinct voice of Canadian locales and London, Ontario, specifically. He attended Beal Technical School (1954-1956) and the Doon School of Art (1956) before attending the Ontario College of Art (1957-1960). Curnoe went on to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1976 and had a retrospective at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1981, which then travelled across Canada. Though the artist’s work has influences of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and even musicality, Curnoe rooted his practice in the regional visual language of his native London and greater Canada.