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William John Bertram Newcombe
New Vision 2 - British Canadian art 60's Abstract Expressionist oil painting

circa 1960

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An original large abstract oil on canvas by British Canadian artist William John Bertram Newcombe. This stunning abstract expressionist oil is a bold, adventurous and confident abstract expressionist Canadian landscape and dates to circa 1960. It is titled New Vision 2 and has beautiful tones of muted blues and pinks. It is oil and mixed media. A very colourful and vibrant painting. Signed and titled. Provenance. Collection Marie Walker Last. Condition. Oil and mixed media on canvas, image size 24 inches by 20 inches and in good gallery condition. Housed in an original gallery frame. Framed size is 26 by 22 inches. A painter and commercial artist, William John Bertram Newcombe (1907-1969) was born in Victoria, British Columbia and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. He lived in Toronto, Ontario (1936 – 1955) and London, England (1955 – 1969), where he died. His mediums included oil, watercolour, gouache, pen & ink, collage and mixed mediums. His subjects included, faces, figures, landscapes, street scenes, country roads, coastal views, and as an abstractionist – shape, colour and texture. His styles included Abstract Expressionism, Colour Field Painting, Constructivism, Fauvism and Cubism. He’s considered self taught, however most sources note that he did take some private lessons in Vancouver with Group of Seven icon Frederick Varley. Newcombe was a member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Art (c. 1950) and its president and a member of the Cali­fornia Water Colour Society (1947). In addition to the above organizations, he exhibited with the Art Association of Montreal [now Montreal Museum of Fine Arts] (1933), the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (1938, 1947 and 1953), the Ontario Society of Artists (1941), and the American Water Colour Society (1947 and 1948). His works were also included in a Canadian Women’s Art Association exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery (1946); “Canadians Abroad”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (1958); “Irish Exhibition of Living Art”, Brown Thomas Gallery, Dublin (1958); “Canadian Abstract Art: A Centennial Exhibition”, Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London, England (1967); and “The 1950s”, Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury, Ontario and touring (1988). He’s had solo exhibitions at Stadtisches Museum Wuppertal, Germany (1957); Manchester City Art Gallery, England (1961); Manor House Museum, Ilkley, England (1962); the Arts Council, Karachi, Pakistan (1964); and the County Town Gallery, Lewes, England (1964). Newcombe has also been the subject of one man shows at numerous prominent commercial galleries.

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