Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Wheat Field by Carl Schaefer

Carl Schaeffer, The Wheat Field, Hanover On. 1936.

I pulled this work out of the National Gallery of Canada's collection. (click here)  As the day progressed I found myself journeying into an interesting interview with artist Carl Schaefer who studied at the Ontario College of Art. He began painting in the 1930's.  His interview is peppered with comments and quotes made by Group of Seven artists - many of whom taught at the Ontario College of Art. If you have an hour or so, and are a student of Canadian art, you will undoubtedly find it a good read. Please click here.

Here is a second Wheat Field, Hanover by Schaefer. This one was painted in 1938 and was posted on The Art History Archives. Please click here.

The Wheat Field was also painted by Paraskeva Clarke. I will put her work up as a point of comparison one day.

1 comment:

  1. Whoever painted it, it's magnificent. I love the stylized feel, the light, the geometry, those jagged mountains in the rear - juicy and amazing!


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