Charles Comfort

1900 - 1994 | , , , ,

A.Y.’s Tree, Georgian Bay

A.Y.’s Tree, Georgian Bay

Oil , 1963
12 x 16 in

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Charles Comfort
Algonquin Lake

Algonquin Lake

Sampson-Matthews Silkscreen , 1947
30 x 40 in

$2,600.00 including frame


Charles Comfort
Etude des Elements

Etude des Elements

Oil on Board , 1936
12 x 10 in

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Charles Comfort
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Charles Comfort was born in Edinburgh Scotland on July 22, 1900 and immigrated to Winnipeg in 1912. After working at Brigden’s in Winnipeg and studying at the Arts Students League in New York he moved to Toronto in 1925. From 1960 to 1965 Comfort served as Director of the National Gallery of Canada. While the National Gallery had custody of the War Art Collections since 1946 it was only under Comfort that a Curator of War Art was appointed. During that time Comfort’s commitment to war art showed itself in the funds made available for the proper storage and care of the collections and in the many important acquisitions in which he was personally involved. Some of the most popular Canadian paintings of the Second World War are Comfort’s work. “The Hitler Line”, a dramatic subject based on the artist’s experiences in the Italian campaign hangs permanently in the Canadian War Museum. Comfort’s careful reconstruction of the events of the ill-fated “Dieppe Raid” is another well-known composition.

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Circus Theme

Circus Theme

gouache , circa circa 1949
8.75 x 11.75 in

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Charles Comfort
The Varley Tree, Georgian Bay

The Varley Tree, Georgian Bay

Oil , 1971
12 x 16.25 in

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Charles Comfort
Rocky Landscapes, Georgian Bay

Rocky Landscapes, Georgian Bay

oil on canvas , 1961
12 x 16 in

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Charles Comfort
Edge of the World, Georgian Bay

Edge of the World, Georgian Bay

Oil , 1972
11.75 x 16.25 in

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Charles Comfort
Northern Rocks IV (Bon Echo)

Northern Rocks IV (Bon Echo)

Oil
12 x 14.5 in

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Charles Comfort
Grainlands

Grainlands

Oil , 1940
12.25 x 16 in

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Charles Comfort