Gatineau Landscape

Graham Norwell

BIRTH YEAR 1901
BIRTH PLACE Edinburgh, Scotland
DEATH YEAR 1967
DEATH PLACE Sainte-Agathe, Quebec

Artist Graham Norwell captures an impression of a tranquil Gatineau landscape in this watercolour sketch from 1922. Born in Scotland in 1901, Norwell moved to Montreal, then Kingston, ON, as a child with his family and later studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Known for his painted depictions of rural landscapes in Quebec, Norwell’s works convey a strong sense of atmosphere through pared-back form and attention to colour, as can be seen in this sketch, which features painterly brushstrokes and a cool color palette.

MEDIUM Watercolour on board
DATE 1922
DIMENSIONS 35.4cm x 27.8cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1038
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 landscape painted in pastel greens, blues and purples of a forested landscape on the far side of a body of water. In the foreground is a small strip of land along the bottom of the board with a tall, thin tree that fills the frame of the image on the right.

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