Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 1 (FF)
Location Notes:
Print and Drawing Cabinet; Flat File 1, Drawer 1

“A Load of Fence Posts” by Lawren S. Harris

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.77
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1911 oil on canvas painting
Date:
1911
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9.5 in Width: 12 in
Description:
A horse-drawn wagon full of fence posts being pulled through the snow.
Historical Context:
"Lawren Stewart Harris was a leading landscape painter, imbuing his paintings with a spiritual dimension. An inspirer of other artists, he was a key figure in the Group of Seven and gave new vision to representations of the northern Canadian landscape. Harris spent three years studying in Germany (1904-07), where he became interested in theosophy, a mystical branch of religious philosophy that would inform his later painting. Coming from a wealthy family he was able to devote himself entirely to his art." -National Gallery of Canada. This piece was purchased at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Gallery.