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Lynn Donoghue (b. 1953)

Lot 14: Lynn Donoghue, Arts Against Repression

4th Meridian Fine Art

July 26, 2020
Penticton, BC, CA

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Description

Lynn Donoghue was born in Red Lake, Ontario in 1953. Her mining engineer father moved the family many times - to Newfoundland, and Northern and Southern Ontario -- and Lynn finished her schooling at London, Ontario's highly touted Beal Tech, where she began her training in the arts. She lived variously in Toronto, Bath (England), and New York City and exhibited her work, since 1973, throughout Canada, in the USA and in the UK. Lynn was first and foremost a painter. Her early exhibited work became steeped in controversy when some galleries refused to show her giant portraits of naked males. Combined with her Chardin-inspired still life paintings, Lynn's work caught the attention of critics immediately. "Donoghue's works are in marked contrast to the often cynical strategies and personal distancing evident in the neo-expressionist modes and mass-media-derived representations that have come to dominate Canadian painting in recent years. Her enterprise demonstrates an essential good will toward her subject matter." -- Ron Shuebrook, Vanguard, Summer 1984. Her classicism, says David Mirvish, could create great boardroom portraiture in the grand tradition of Frans Hals. "It's a real challenge because it's a rare moment in history when there's a social situation and a painter capable of capturing it converging." People in the great 17th-century portraits are remembered because they were immortalized in paint. Mirvish feels that a big corporation could do the same thing and get a magnificent 30-foot painting out of it. "Of course," he laughs, "if someone got fired, Lynn could just repaint the head." -- Marjorie Harris, The Financial Post Magazine, August 1, 1984

Dimensions

Image size: 20"x 18" Paper size: 26" x 20"

Artist or Maker

Lynn Donoghue (Canadian, b. 1958)

Medium

serigraph

Date

1982

Condition Report

There is a hole in the paper in the lower left corner. Some creasing and yellowing due to age. Unframed.

Provenance

From the estate of Jann Bailey, former director of the Kamloops Art Gallery for over 25 years.

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