HAROLD TOWN "CHAPLIN" LITHO, 1970
Harold Town (1924-1990) is the ultimate chameleon of Canadian art.
His ingenuity, creativity and relentless output have secured his place in the canon.
Town's reputation was established in the late 1950's with a series of unique prints ("Single Autographic Prints") that included elements of collage. In 1956, he represented Canada at the Venice Biennale with these works.
Over the course of the following decades, Town continued to reinvent his aesthetic, regularly changing medium and mood.
While often associated with Painters Eleven, he was also a master printmaker. Throughout his lengthy career he repeatedly returned to printmaking to create significant and memorable bodies of work.
Charlie Chaplin was one of the Superstars that Town was particularly inspired by, depicting him several times.
This work is also featured in Iris Nowell's seminal book "Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art" on pg. 199
Provenance: Directly from artist to owner
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Signed, dated and numbered 93/160 by the artist.
14"H 20"W unframedVery good condition.