Study of Mrs. W. L. Davis

Albert H. Robinson

BIRTH YEAR 1881
BIRTH PLACE Hamilton, Ontario
DEATH YEAR 1956
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec

Who encourages you? Is there someone you root for? Seated here is Mrs. W. L. Davis, who, along with her husband William, was a great benefactor of the artist, Albert H. Robinson. Thirty-three years before this portrait was completed, the Davises took notice of Robinson’s talent, found him a studio in Montreal, and introduced him to many important figures in Canadian art. A founding member of the Canadian Group of Painters and one of the youngest members to ever be elected to the Royal Canadian Academy, this Hamilton-born artist was known for getting down to the essentials, reducing detail to focus on color.

MEDIUM Oil on wood
DATE 1939
DIMENSIONS 33cm x 28.6cm x 0.3cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1591
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 women with short grey hair in a light coloured dress sitting in a yellow armchair. The room behind her is painted red and orange.

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