Historic Art | Henri Léopold Masson R.C.A.

October glory 1980 oil on canvas 38x48 web

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October Glory, 1980

Technique: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 38x48 in.

signed and dated Nov 80 lower left
signed, titled and dated to verso
inscribed to verso: Near St. Sixte Que
Henri Masson, Masters Gallery Ltd., March 25-April 17, 1982;
Masters Gallery Ltd., Henri Masson, exhibition catalogue, reproduced as cover image

About the Artist

Masson, Henri Léopold, painter (b at Spy, Belgium 10 Jan 1907; d at Ottawa 9 Feb 1996). Largely self-taught, Masson combined his narrative abilities with a fluid GROUP OF SEVEN style. He lived in Ottawa from 1921 and began exhibiting nationally in 1938 and internationally in 1946. His themes reflect his belief in the unity of nature and art. Cityscapes and landscapes reveal a sense of place and time. Still lifes and paintings of monks and choirboys, musicians, children and a great variety of commonplace activities deal with subjects that he considered to convey the essence of life. Masson used a loose, vigorous brush style in many media. His best works are full of detail and movement, with a broad range of colour, and convey a sense of immediacy to the viewer. Author KATHLEEN LAVERTY -Laverty, Cathleen. Henri Leopold Masson.. Apr.22, 04
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