Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 1st Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 1st Floor; Suite 113, South Wall

“Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay” by Fredrick Varley

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.126
Artist:
National Gallery of Canada
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1921 oil on canvas painting
Date:
1921
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24 in Width: 28 in
Description:
A wind-blown tree on the shore.
Historical Context:
"Frederick Varley studied painting at Sheffield and Antwerp and went to work in London as a commercial illustrator. In 1912 he came to Canada, where he found himself working in the same commercial studio as Tom Thomson. With Thomson and others he took to painting northern Ontario landscapes, but soon began to do considerable work as a portrait painter as well. In 1926 Varley moved to Vancouver to become Head of Drawing, Painting & Composition at the newly formed Vancouver School of Decorative & Applied Arts. Over the next few years he painted a number of very interesting portraits and some powerful west coast landscapes. At the same time, his interest in mysticism and oriental philosophy flowered, and his paintings took on a more meditative cast." -Winn Devon Art Group