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Lot #8

Artist Frederick Grant Banting
Title French River, Ontario
Media oil on wood panel
Dated ca. 1930
Size 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 21.6 x 26.7 cm.
Frame Size 16.25 x 18.25 x 1.5 in.

estate stamp signed and dated '28 March 1970' by Henrietta E. Banting verso; titled verso; bears title and date on gallery labels verso; framed

The Canadian Fine Arts Gallery Ltd., Toronto and Masters Gallery, Calgary, labels verso; from the Estate of Dr. Joan Snyder, a prominent Calgary philanthropist; proceeds from this work will help fulfill Joan's wishes to support the University of Calgary. To read more about Dr. Joan Snyder, visit the University of Calgary's Memoriam

Sold $49,725 Estimate $25,000/$35,000

Biographical Information
Frederick Grant Banting ~ [1891-1941] Canadian
Frederick Grant Banting was born at Alliston, Ontario in 1891. He studied at local schools and at the University of Toronto. In 1915 he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Medical Corps and was promoted to staff sergeant before he returned to University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine in 1916. He served with the 13th Field Ambulance in France where he won the Military Cross at Cambrai for devotion to duty. After his return to Canada, he returned to Toronto to join the staff of Dr. J. J. R. MacLeod’s laboratory. In 1921, he was successful in preparing insulin with Dr. Charles Best, for which he jointly received a Nobel Prize for medicine. Banting’s interest in art began in the 1920s when he shared his own art at an exhibition at the Hart House Sketching Club. This lead to Banting meeting with A. Y. Jackson which lead to a great friendship formed by love of adventure, travel and love of painting Canadian landscape.

see Banting as an Artist, by A.Y. Jackson, Ryerson Press, 1943; Banting & Jackson, An Artistic Brotherhood, by D.Fair, London Regional Art Museum, 1997; biography in Dict. of Canadian Artists - Vol.1, by C.MacDonald, pg.21; Robson, pg.183; Colgate, pg.252