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John Meredith

 (1933 - 2000)
John Meredith was active/lived in Ontario / Canada.  John Meredith is known for abstract expressionist painting.

Biography   John Meredith


John Meredith Smith, painter, was known professionally since 1951 as John Meredith.  He studied at the Ontario College of Art 1950-53, and had his first solo exhibition in 1958.  Meredith's work was informed by a belief in the human presence as the ultimate subject of art; it was based on knowledge gained through experience rather than theory, on instinctive understanding.

In early works (1958-62), abstract vertical stripes, dark and tonal in colour, take on first vegetal and then human connotations, projecting a pervasive sense of primordial mystery. Paintings from the period 1962-66 generally present large-scale images and brilliant colour, often used to optical and psychological effect.  Coloured-ink sketches then b   ...  Displaying 750 of 1596 characters.

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