RITA LETENDRE "SINA" PAINTING, 1972
Rita Letendre (b.1928) is one of Canada’s leading female abstract painters...and one of Caviar20's favorite artists.
While Letendre was initially associated with Les Automatistes in Montreal (including Borduas, Riopelle amongst others) she established her reputation with her unique style of painting that combined hard-edge abstraction with color field aesthetics.
We are particularly interested in her work once she meets, and then marries, the sculptor Kosso Eloul in the mid 1960's. Together they seem to evolve simultaneously, each artist influencing the other.
Letendre's "Arrow" or "Chevron" paintings ("Sina" here is a paradigm) have a sleek geometry shared by Kosso Eloul.
Letendre's compositions and bold palettes are instantly recognizable and have an undeniable uplifting energy.
This painting from 1972 is from the artist's prime period of hard-edge abstraction and is an exceptional example of her work.
Nearly every major institution in Canada has examples of her work in their permanent collections including the National Gallery, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
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Signed, titled and dated by the artist
Gallery Moos (Toronto) label
Acrylic on canvas
Very good condition.