Artwork by Joachim George Gauthier,  Untitled (Stream in Winter)

Joachim Gauthier
Untitled (Stream in Winter)

signed lower right (within the plate)
8.5 x 10.5 ins ( 21.6 x 26.7 cms ) ( sight )

Sold for $89.00
Sale date: April 26th 2019

Private Collection, Toronto

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Joachim George Gauthier
(1897 - 1988) RCA, OSA, CSPWC

Who paints the painters? In the case of The Group of Seven, it was Joachim Gauthier, a former member of the [Arts & Letters] Club.

Joe Gauthier came from North Bay to study under J.E.H. MacDonald and Franklin Carmichael and to work - as so many talented painters did - for Sampson Matthews Limited. One of his major comissions, many years later, was to undertake the portraits of The Group of Seven members for the McMichael Collection in Kleinburg. The Province of Ontario presented a painting by Joe Gauthier to Pope Paul VI; it now hangs in the Vatican.

Joe became a member of the [Arts & Letters] Club in 1935, resigned shortly afterwards and rejoined in 1975. He was a frequent companion of Casson, Carmichael and other Club members on sketching trips, was a member of the R.C.A. the O.S.A. and the C.S.P.W. A traditionalist, he stood somewhat aside from The Group of Seven and “admired, but never agreed with, Lawren Harris’ late preoccupation with abstract painting.”

-from a 1988 “News & Views of Club Programmes and Activities”, produced by the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto