Under the Tree

Gerald Trottier

BIRTH YEAR 1925
BIRTH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
DEATH YEAR 2004
DEATH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
MEDIUM Serigraph on paper
DATE 1981
DIMENSIONS 52.7cm x 43.8cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2014.01.01
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Irma Trottier, 2014
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A serigraph poster of a line illustration of a large crowd of nude figures marching towards their apocalyptic fate in the form of a tree on the left, with a man hanged from a rope off the lowest tree branch. In the centre, the text of the title [UNDER THE TREE], aside with the poem on the right. This illustration accompanies George Johnston’s poem that protested against Capital Punishment in Canada.

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