Wilfrid Flood

Date de naissance 1904
Lieu de naissance Dalston, England
Date du décès 1946
Lieu du décès Ottawa, Ontario

Do you have a favourite fall flower? Blooming in early summer and lasting until the first frost, zinnias are known for their beauty and endurance. Here, Ottawa artist Wilfrid Flood depicts the dark orange blooms with painterly brushstrokes and rich colour in this still life scene. Painting in the 1930s and 1940s, and working alongside fellow Ottawa painters like Henri Masson and Maurice Haycock, Flood was well known for his expressive industrial scenes, rural landscapes, and portraiture. His still lifes, allowing for exercises in formal technique, capture a sense of life, vitality, and interest in colour.

Technique huile sur toile
DATE s. d.
DIMENSIONS 40,6cm x 45,7cm
Numéro d'acquisition 2016.02.25
Détails Collection de la Galerie d'art d'Ottawa : don de George Heaslip, 2016
Description du catalogue
A painting depicted dark orange flowers in a vase. The zinnias are placed in a green vessel which is sets on a brown surface in front of a green background. A plate is standing behind the flowers. Light comes from the left side, creating shadows on the left side of the composition.

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