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The Bear [Original Wood Engraving]
1942, edition Unknown. () Fine. 12 X 10 CM (4.5 X 4 inches) original black ink wood engraving on paper. In 2 CM (0.75 inch) black metal frame with only very slight wear. Off white acid free matting (with a second piece of black matting creating a border around the image). In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, and clear. Frame measures 33 X 30 CM (13 X 12 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. To the bottom right of the image is Phillips' signature (in pencil). A great image. Boulet MBL233. Edition unknown, a later of Phillips' works. A bold image depicting a bear upon rocks with it's head turned and profile visible. Behind him delicate lines create a smooth waterfall. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program- It's Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..
      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
Last Found On: 2013-09-12           Check availability:      Biblio    

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