Ochil Hills Scotland landscape, vintage oil, listed.

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  • Sold Date: Jul 19, 2009
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Ochil Hills Scotland landscape, vintage oil, listed.

Beautifully rendered impressionist landscape identified as "Early Autumn, Ochil Hills" [Scotland] on verso.

Painting is an oil on canvas panel.

Measures 14 x 18"; with frame, 17 x 21".

Painting is in excellent condition; frame has a few dings and liner has darkened with age.

Work is not signed on front; on verso "William Abernethy Ogilvie" is written.

Estimate age to be mid-century or earlier.

William Abernethy Ogilvie (1901 - 1989) is listed Canadian artist with auction records to $1500.

The following biography from askart:

William (Will) Abernathy Ogilvie RCA, CGP, CSPWC, OBE, CM (1901–1989) William Abernathy Ogilvie was a painter, commercial artist, muralist and educator who was born in Stutterheim, Cape Province, South Africa. He emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1925, which, except for a brief period in Montreal, is w he lived the rest of his life and died. His mediums were oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, coloured chalk, ink, graphite and mixed mediums. His subjects were Canadian landscapes, figures, nudes, urban scenes, South Africa, genre and, as a war artist, military and war. His style was representational, realism and fauvism. He studied in Johannesburg (1921 – 1924) under Erich Mayer (see AskART) and at the Art Students League of New York (1927 – 1930) under Kimon Nicolaides (see AskART). From 1938 to 1941, he headed the School of Art at the Art Association of Montreal (renamed Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1948) w he taught painting and drawing. During World War II, he served as an official war artist in England, Scotland, Sicily, Italy and North–West Europe. After the war he was a professor at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto (1947-57), teaching painting and murals and was a lecturer on historic painting techniques at the University of Toronto (1960 - 1969). He has also travelled to Greece, Italy (1957), South Africa (1954), western Canada (1958) and Mexico (1971). He was a founding member and President (1948) of the Canadian Group of Painters (see AskART glossary). He was also a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, the Canadian Society of Graphic Artists, and he was an associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. As alluded to above he served with the Canadian Army in World War II as a commissioned officer. In addition to exhibiting with the above organizations he has exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in (1931), the Tate (London) in 1938, the New York World’s Fair (1939) and the National Gallery of Canada’s War Art Exhibition (1945-1946). His work has also been exhibited in Brussels (1944), Rio De Janeiro (1946), Johannesburg (1954) and in numerous commercial gallery shows in Canada from the 1930’s to the present. His works are in numerous private, corporate and public collections. Some of the public collections are the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ontario), the London Regional Art Gallery (Ontario), the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Manitoba), the Edmonton Art Gallery (Alberta), the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (B.C.), the Sarnia Public Art Gallery (Ontario), Hart House (Toronto), the Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery (Owen Sound, Ontario), the Canadian War Museum (Ottawa) and the Royal Collection in the Library at Windsor Castle (England). An example of his murals can be seen at the Hart House Chapel at the University of Toronto. His honours and awards include the Order of Canada (CM) and the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Prepared and contributed by M.D. Silverbrooke

Lovely work and a fine addition to any collection!

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