ARTZILA

I really like this painting from 1929. The colour, composition and style all work for me in this unique artist’s view. I wish I had painted it. However it comes with some baggage as Fred’s personal life, at this time, is unraveling. He loses his teaching job, and amidst declining sales and a mounting Hotel Georgia bar bill he is forced to make some cuts. Eat less meat? I don’t think so! He does the Bohemian Artist thing – abandons his family, moves to North Van, and shacks up with a girl. Messy but effective.

 

August 13, 2015

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