Old Farm, Charlevoix County, Que.

Randolph Hewton

BIRTH YEAR 1888
BIRTH PLACE Mégantic, Quebec
DEATH YEAR 1960
DEATH PLACE Trenton, Ontario

What colours come to mind when you think of a rural winter scene? Here, shades of violet, pink, bright yellow, and mint green make up this painterly snow-covered farm scene by Canadian artist Randolph Hewton. Can you spot the cool green tones peeking out from under the snow? Born in 1888 in Maple Grove, Québec, Hewton studied in Montreal and Paris in the early 20th century, and applied impressionist techniques and bright pops of colour to his early landscapes. Working in landscape and portraiture, Hewton was one of the founding members of the Beaver Hall Group and the Canadian Group of Painters.

MEDIUM Oil on linen
DATE c. 1930
DIMENSIONS 48.3cm x 43.2cm x 1.9cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 0424
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A winter scene of a rural homestead with several colourful buildings huddled closely together in a snow-covered, fenced yard with trees and a mountain range in the background. The mountains are violet-blue and the sky is a mint green.

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