Artist Cecil Day
Title Starlings on Chimney Pots #4/100
Media etching on paper
Size 19.25 x 24.75 in. / 48.9 x 62.9 cm.
Frame Size 30.25 x 35.25 x 1.25 in.
Estimate $200 - $300
signed, titled, dated and numbered along bottom; framed with archival mat
from a corporate collection, Calgary
Cecil Day ~ [21st Century] American/Canadian
see artist's website at cecilday.ca with biography: Cecil Day grew up in Portland, across the Gulf of Maine from her current residence near Yarmouth in southwest Nova Scotia. She received a BA in painting at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (1960) and an MFA in painting from Washington University, St. Louis, MO (1973). In 1979, she moved to St. John’s, NL and began printmaking at St. Michael’s Printshop. She eventually immigrated to Canada, living in Newfoundland during the winter months and Nova Scotia in the summer. She continued her involvement with St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s, occasionally teaching basic etching techniques there from 1985 until 1993. Since 1983, she has also taught similar courses at the Yarmouth Arts Regional Centre. Although trained as a painter she has become better recognized for her printmaking practice. Day has many exhibitions to her credit, the most recent being Cecil Day: Traps, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS (2010-11), which travelled to that gallery’s Yarmouth, NS branch in 2011-12, and to ARTs Place, Annapolis Royal (2012). Others include Tidelines, At the Sign of the Whale Gallery, Yarmouth, NS (2007); Journey in the North Atlantic, Craft Council Gallery, St. John’s, NL (2005); and Dark Forest, which travelled to Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, and the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB between 1994 and 1996. She has served as artist-in-residence at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France through Washington University, St. Louis, MO (1995) in addition to three other residencies awarded to her by the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador: Gros Morne National Park, Woody Point, NL (1999), Rockwell Kent House, Brigus, NL (2006), and Terra Nova National Park, Glovertown, NL (2012). Day’s work is held in private and public collections including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Acadia University, Canada Council Art Bank, National Library of Canada, and Harvard University.