Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 4 (FF)
Location Notes:
PDC; Flat File 01, Drawer 4

“Nature Vierge” by John Lyman

GVSU Collection
Poster reproduction of original 1912 painting
Artworks - Height: 17.5 in Width: 21.25 in
Green hills and a lake with a sailboat.
Historical Context:
"John Lyman attended the Académie Julian in Paris, where he met the Canadian artist James Wilson Morrice. In 1909, he attended the Académie Matisse. The contacts with both Morrice and Matisse were crucial to John Lyman's art. Their devotion to a pure art of color, line, and form, an art devoid of all anecdotal details or 'non-artistic' concepts, remained with Lyman throughout his life. In 1939 Lyman established the Contemporary Arts Society in Montreal where he played a key role in the development of modern art in Canada, not only as an artist, but also as a theorist, and professor." - From the National Gallery of Canada. Purchased at the Musee national beaux-arts du Quebec.