Organized by Dulwich Picture Gallery and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in collaboration with Vancouver Art Gallery, with the exceptional support of the National Gallery of Canada.
David Milne (1882-1953)
oil on canvas, 51.9 x 62.1 cm
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Curators: Ian Dejardin and Sarah Milroy
This exhibition will document an artistic career that spanned the first half of the 20th century, bringing together more than 100 works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings by the artist, and memorabilia collected by Milne during his time in Europe as an official war artist.
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David Milne (1882 – 1953), Ollie Matson’s House in Snow, 1932, Oil on canvas, 50.6 x 60.8 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Vincent Massey, 1936, Photo: NGC
Arranged chronologically and topographically, the exhibition will follow Milne’s artistic development as he moved from the bustling sidewalks of New York to the war-torn landscapes of northern France and back again to the woods, fields and skies of the northeastern US and Canada. It will document the change in Milne’s approach as he moved from the Post-Impressionist style of his New York years, with its vivid colours and dynamic brushstrokes, to the more distilled visual language of his later work.