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John Richard Fox
Palimpsest

1979

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A palimpsest of layered acrylics in this large canvas is revealed by calligraphic lines -- created using strips of masking tape -- that expose the artist's initial washes of medium. These lines form loose geometric scaffolding that intersects with curated passages of burgundy, sky blue, forest green, pink, and ochre in an all over balanced and warm composition. Created in 1979, this painting represents a dramatic chapter in Fox's career as he left figurative painting to explore and celebrate the colors of Venetian frescoes and the light filled Mediterranean. Fox's early work was steeped in the traditions of modern Anglophone landscape painting such as that of his teacher Goodridge Roberts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts school as well as the intimiste interiors of Bonnard. "I am a painter, that's all I've done for thirty years. I've never believed in talent, only in interest, and in work. Art is a terrifically long-term thing. You find out about yourself first. The rest comes later, sometimes much later." As a professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Fox influenced generations of painters. His work can be found in major public, corporate and private collections across Canada, the US and Europe. Including the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Museum London, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Canada, Musèe d'art contemporain de Montrèal, Confederation Art Gallery and more. Code: 7903

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  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 65 in. x W 86 in.H 165.1 cm x W 218.44 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Bloomfield, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU291762482
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