HAROLD TOWN "TOY HORSE" INK DRAWING
Harold Town (1924-1990) remains one of the most noted and fascinating characters from the "Painters Eleven" group.
While Town coined the group's name (based on the number of artists who simply attended their first meeting) his style and practice was diverse and often quite different from his peers.
His initial success was based on a body of unique prints named "Single Autographic Prints"; these would bring him to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale and the Sao Paulo Bianal in the late 1950's and early 60's.
While Town is a major character in 20th century Canadian abstraction, he also completed a significant amount of figurative works beginning in the 1970's.
His "Toy Horse" series is his most successful, iconic and collected body of figurative work. This charming example is a paradigm from the collection.
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Estate stamps on verso of previous frame.
India ink on paper.
Canda, circa 1978
4.25"H 6"W (drawing)
11"H 13"W (framed)