Jack L. Shadbolt Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1909 - 1998)

Jack Leonard Shadbolt, artist, teacher, was born at Shoeburyness, England on Feb. 4, 1909. Best known as a painter and draftsman, he wrote 3 books and many articles and through his teaching profoundly influenced art and artists in BC and across Canada. He moved to British Columbia in 1912.

Shadbolt studied at the Art Students' League in New York City (1948) and in London (1937) and Paris (1938). After teaching art to children in BC between 1929 and 1937, he joined the Vancouver School of Art. He served in WWII 1942-45, including 1944-45 with the Canadian War Artist establishment, and then returned to the school, where he was head of painting and drawing until 1966. He was an influential teacher and adviser across Canada and the US, having conducted workshops (he was the first artist to do so at the Emma Lake Workshops in 1955) and juried exhibitions throughout North America. Some 70 solo exhibitions of his work were mounted and his many major international exhibitions included the Venice Biennale XXVIII and 4 major retrospective exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the BC Museum of Anthropology, the National Gallery of Canada and the Glenbow Museum.

An extraordinarily prolific artist, he worked in large series (or suites) which derived from his personal experiences of nature and Native art in BC, his many travels in Europe and his recognition of calligraphy and op-art; in paint slashes and in incisive lines, in butterflies and totem poles, in insect life and ritual brides, in poetry and architecture. Everything was transformed by his emotions as much as by his intellect. As well as painting many murals , he did stage, ballet and costume designs and theatre posters. He also authored In Search of Form (1968), Mind's I (1973) and Act of Art (1981). Until his death, in Burnaby, BC in 1998, he continued to have an enormous output.

Ref: The Canadian Encyclopedia.Com

Consignments

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Red Sleigh
Maud Lewis
watercolour (3.2x5.2 inch) 1950
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Smelt Fishers
Robert Pilot
oil on canvas (19.5x24 inch) 1956
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Horse Drawn Sled Crossing a Bridge
Franklin Arbuckle
oil (28.5x43 in) 1940
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Jack Pine
Alexander Young Jackson
Sampson-Matthews Silkscreen (30x40 in) circa 1950
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Bonsecour Market, Montreal
Robert Pilot
oil on panel (10.5x13.5 in) 1925
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Evening Blues
Vojtech Matousek
Oil on Canvas (16x16 in) 2012
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Untitled 'Colour Abstract'
Marian Dale Scott
acrylic (18x14 in) 1988
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Summer Idyll
Walter Joseph Phillips
wood block prints (21.75x12.25 in) 1926
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Rain, Lake of the Woods 21/250
Walter Joseph Phillips
Woodblock (5.25x9 in) 1927
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St Rose, Quebec
Robert Lougheed
oil on panel (12x16 in) 1944
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