JOYCE WIELAND "FLAG SKETCH" DRAWING
Joyce Wieland (1931-1998) is one of the most accomplished and versatile Canadian artists. She achieved a level of commercial and critical success in her lifetime that was exceptional for a woman in her era in a male-dominated field.
Wieland established new benchmarks for what was possible for a female artist to achieve.
Notably, she was the first female artist to have a solo exhibition at the National Gallery (Ottawa) in 1971.
In the mid 1960's Wieland began to embrace more representational and narrative elements in her work. Inspired by comic books, and her background in film as an animator, Wieland began dividing up her surfaces to convey narrative or a sequential scene - similar to a storyboard in film pre-production.
This drawing is a paradigm of her practice and preparatory work. Many similar themed works depict airplanes, boats and other nautical themes. The flag is a recurring motif in the artist's oeuvre.
Joyce Wieland works can be found in numerous public collections across Canada including the National Gallery, Museum London and the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto) to mention a few.
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Signed by the artist.
Pencil on paper
8"W 7.5"H (work)
15"W 14"H (framed)
Framed with museum glass
Very good condition