Walter Yarwood

Walter Yarwood 1958

Walter Hawley YARWOOD (1917-1996)

Sound, Frozen
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated upper left, 58 Yarwood.
71.1 x 91.4 centimeters, 28 x 36 inches

Provenance:
Private collection, USA.
Exhibited:
Painters Eleven, The Alan Gallery, Hamilton, May 30 – June 19, 1958.
3rd.  Biennal Exhibition of  Canadian Painting 1959, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, #59.
The Elsie Perrin Williams Memorial Art Museum, London, Ontario.
Literature:
3rd. Biennal Exhibition of  Canadian Painting 1959, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, #59.
Painters Eleven in Retrospect, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 1979, p. 72.
Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art, Iris Nowell, 2010, p. 288, illustrated.

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Biography

Walter Yarwood was a member of the Canadian Art Group Painters Eleven, studied at Western Technical School in Toronto then worked as a freelance commercial artist and briefly shared a studio with Oscar Cahen whom he met around 1947. Yarwood produced beautifully executed abstract expressionist paintings throughout the mid 1950s until the early 1960s then turned his focus to sculpture.

 

Walter Yarwood
Walter Yarwood, photo Peter Croydon, 1957
copyright Lynda M. Shearer 2013

 

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