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Fall Landscape - 13" X 16" oil on panel, signed and dated 52
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Lawrence Arthur Colley
Panton was a
painter, illustrator, commercial artist and educator who was born in
England. He emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1911 and lived there for the
his life. His mediums were oil, watercolour, tempera, chalk, charcoal,
graphite, ink, mixed mediums and linocuts. His subjects were landscapes,
cityscapes, seascapes and figures. His styles were realist,
impressionist, semi abstract and figurative. His mature style could be
modernist, as it was more concerned with conveying the feeling, mood and
of the subject, rather than an accurate depiction of its outward
He was primarily self
however, he did study at the Ontario College of Art and the Central
School under Charles M. Manly and Fred Challener. Later in life he
painting with William C. Palmer. He taught at
Central Technical School (1924-1926), the Western Technical School (1926 -1937),
the Northern Vocational School (1937-1951) and was Principle at the
College of Art (1951-1954).
He was a member of the
Society of Artists (1925; President, 1931-1937), the Royal Canadian
(ARCA 1934, RCA 1943), the Canadian Group of Painters (1949), the
Society of Graphic Artists (1923), the Canadian Society of
Engravers (1924), the Federation of Canadian Artists (1942; Chairman,
Division, 1945), and a founder of the Canadian Society of Painters in
Watercolour (1925; President, 1929 - 1933).
He exhibited with the RCA
until 1953. He has also exhibited with the organizations listed
venues that include Tate (London), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto)
National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa). There was a memorial
exhibition by the
Ontario Society of Artists at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1955; and a
retrospective exhibition at Hart House (University of Toronto) in 1974.
the Art Gallery of Ontario had another retrospective of his work titled "Towards
a Lyrical Abstraction: The Art of L.A.C.
works are in numerous private and public collections. The public
include the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the London Public Art Gallery and Art
(Ontario), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the National Gallery of
(Ottawa), the Owens Museum of Mount Allison University (Sackville,
Ottawa Art Gallery and the National Gallery of South Australia
a prominent Canadian artist his work is discussed in many magazine
newspaper articles. He is also listed in A
Dictionary of Canadian Artists (1974), by Colin S. MacDonald, published
Canadian Paperbacks Ltd. (8 volumes); in The Collector's Dictionary of
Artists at Auction (2001), by Anthony R. Westbridge and Diana L.
published by Westbridge Publications Ltd. (4 volumes); and in the 1999
versions of E. Benezit, published by Grund.
His work is also
and discussed in "Art Gallery of Ontario, The Canadian
Helen Pepall Bradfield, published by McGraw-Hill Co. of Canada Ltd.
pgs, B&W); in Four Decades (1972) by Paul Duval, published by Clark Irwin & Co.
(191 pgs, colour); in Canadian Landscape Painters (1932), by
published by Ryerson, Toronto (227 pgs, colour); in Canadian Art
Graham McInnes, published by MacMillan Canada (140 pgs, B&W); in Canadian
Drawing and Prints (1952), by Paul Duval, published by Burns &
MacEachern, Toronto (100 pgs, B&W); and in Canadian Water Colour
(1954), by Paul Duval, published by Burns & MacEachern, Toronto
pgs, colour and B&W). There is also the catalogue Towards a Lyrical
Art of L.A.C. Panton (1990) by Christine Boyanoski, published by the
Gallery of Ontario (66 pgs, B&W).
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