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Jack Shadbolt

BIRTH YEAR 1909
BIRTH PLACE Shoeburyness, England
DEATH YEAR 1998
DEATH PLACE Vancouver, British Columbia
MEDIUM Mixed-media on paper
DATE 1970
DIMENSIONS 101.9cm x 152.4cm x 0.6cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1169
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 darkly coloured image depicts a face mask surrounded by coloured symbols and grass in the upper part of the picture, and a grid of coloured symbols in brown squares on the lower half. Between the two are three squares with hands in them and one with a heart in it, and a few other loosely made forms. The symbols are coloured mainly in red, blue, yellow, green, black and white. The background in a dark brown-black with a strip of mauve mixed in along the top.

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