The Skating Rink, Quebec

Robert Pilot

BIRTH YEAR 1898
BIRTH PLACE St. John's, Newfoundland
DEATH YEAR 1967
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec

What winter activities do you enjoy? This drawing of a skating rink was likely a sketch for one of Robert Pilot’s oil paintings, a subject matter the artist often revisited in his later years. Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1898, Pilot was known for his oil paintings of Canadian landscapes and cityscapes. His interest in art began at a very young age, inspired by his stepfather Maurice Cullen, who Pilot helped in his studio. A talented painter who frequently depicted scenes of Quebec, Pilot exhibited work alongside the Group of Seven in their first show and later served as the president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

MEDIUM Conté on paper
DATE 1960
DIMENSIONS 20.3cm x 12.4cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1115
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 rough sketch depicts a cityscape with figures skating on a rink with buildings in the background on the right , and a large gazebo on an elevated landscape in the foreground on the left.

OAG is CLOSED from JULY 1st to the 5th