Sketch for a design for a Canadian Flag (r); Untitled (v)

Maxwell Bates

BIRTH YEAR 1906
BIRTH PLACE Calgary, Alberta
DEATH YEAR 1980
DEATH PLACE Victoria, British Columbia
MEDIUM Gouache on cardboard
DATE 1964
DIMENSIONS 27.9cm x 21.6cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1561
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
(Recto) A painting of a flag design. The right side of the flag is dark blue and the left is red. Along the centre line is a green maple leaf. (Verso) An abstract painting with mostly grey squarish forms surrounding a central cluster of blue, green, black, red and purple geometric forms, with a bright coral red patch at the centre that has a white square in the middle of it.

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