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Lot #22

Artist Stanley Morel Cosgrove
Title Nude
Media oil on wood board
Dated 1951
Size 36 x 24 in. / 91.4 x 61 cm.
Frame Size 45.5 x 33.75 x 2.75 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed and dated lower left; bears title on gallery label verso; framed

Stanley Cosgrove was a painter, draughtsman and muralist. Over a seventy-year career, he maintained a consistent artistic path, creating serene figurative representations that explored three principal subjects: forests, women and still lifes. In his paintings, he placed a strong emphasis on formal relationships through an economy of means, with simplified forms and a limited palette. National Gallery of Canada)

Dominion Gallery, Montreal, label verso; private collection, Calgary

Hammer $8,500 Estimate $10,000/$15,000

Biographical Information
Stanley Morel Cosgrove ~ [1911-2002] Canadian CGP, RCA
see Cosgrove, by J.Bazin, Collection Signatures, 1980; N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.213; A.G.O, by the A.G.O., pg.81; Dict. of Canadian Artists - Vol.1, by C.MacDonald, pg.145 and Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.1, pg.73, Westbridge Pub., 1999 for biographies; exhibition list in R.C.A.A., pg.83 and M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.82