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Behind the Shield

Harold Town

BIRTH YEAR 1924
BIRTH PLACE Toronto, Ontario
DEATH YEAR 1991
DEATH PLACE Peterborough, Ontario
MEDIUM Oil on masonite
DATE 1956
DIMENSIONS 71.1cm x 78.7cm x 0.6cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1186
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 colourful semi-abstract image with patterned brushstrokes. There is a vertical stripe of aqua blue that runs the length of the right side and a block of creamy white in the upper third of the image. There is an upright, black projection in the upper left portion of the image that has a something resembling a sideways figure eight in orange at the base. Below there are patches of blue, white and orange with patterning painted in different colours throughout.

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