Self-Portrait with Purple Sweater

Gerald Trottier

BIRTH YEAR 1925
BIRTH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
DEATH YEAR 2004
DEATH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
MEDIUM Acrylic on canvas
DATE 1991
DIMENSIONS 161.3cm x 209.6cm x 2.5cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2017.01.09
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Irma Trottier, 2017
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A large-scale self-portrait painted in fine detail. The Artist's head is painted in 3/4 profile, facing the left, with his questioning glance focused on the viewer. He has a meticulously painted white/grey beard and a wrinkled bald head. His muted purple crew neck sweater is just in the frame at the bottom right corner and he has a soft green collard shirt under that. A brown backdrop is painted behind him.

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