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Paul Alexander Goranson (1911 - 2002)

Lot 1: Paul Goranson, Canadian, 1911-2002, linoblock print, The Sentinel at Stanley Park, 1936

4th Meridian Fine Art

March 27, 2022
Penticton, BC, CA

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Paul Goranson, Canadian, (1911 - 2002) BCSFA CPE CSGA. Linoblock print, "The Sentinel at Stanley Park" 1936. Paul Alexander Goranson was a Canadian war artist with the Royal Canadian Air Force, revered for his highly realistic renderings of war, carried out in the most dangerous and daunting of circumstances. Goranson was born in Ottawa on 27 April 1911. He trained at the Vancouver School of Art and the British Columbia College of Art, under Fred Varley, a World War I artist and member of the Group of Seven. After finishing his studies, Goranson hung up his shingle as a freelance commercial artist in Vancouver, while teaching art classes in the evenings. During this time, Goranson began to work with Orville Fisher and E.J. Hughes, the trio called themselves the West Coast Brotherhood. They often went en plein air painting together; the Feckless Collection includes three images of the same boat in dry dock, done by the three artists at slightly different points of view. The three men began to produce murals for restaurants and churches around Vancouver, however, they gained real recognition when they produced a 12-part mural for the San Francisco World's Fair in 1939.

Dimensions

19" x 21"; image 11.5" x 14"

Condition Report

paper condition visible around the edges; new archival matte, backing, and frame

Notes

stamped in the image; title, edition, signed and dated.

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