HAROLD TOWN "COWBOY 2" LITHO, 1970
Harold Town (1924-1990) is the ultimate chameleon of Canadian art.
Town's reputation was established in the late 1950's with a series of unique prints ("Single Autographic Prints") that included elements of collage. He represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1956 with these works.
Over the decades, Town continued to reinvent his aesthetic, change 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.
Harold Town was a major film buff. Beginning in the late 1960's and into the 1970's he created figurative depictions of the classic Hollywood screen; Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe/Marlene Dietrich, Clark Gable and Joan Crawford and countless others.
Caviar20 highly recommends Harold Town's book "Silent Stars, Sound Stars, Film Stars" published in 1971.
It is no surprise that Town created several depictions of Cowboys - such as Tom Mix and William S. Hart.
This "Cowboy" is a paradigm of Harold Town's printmaking and his mastery of the line drawing.
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Signed, dated and numbered by the artist
From an edition of 60
15"H 21"W (work)
Very good condition