Walter Yarwood

Walter Hawley Yarwood (1917-1996)

“Landscape and Rain”
Oil on canvas, signed lower left: Yarwood
149.9 x 99.1 cm, 59 x 39 in.

• Acquired directly from the Artist, private collection, Mississauga, Ontario.
• Painters 11, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, February 11- 26, 1955.
• 20th Annual Exhibition of American Abstract Artists with ‘Painters Eleven’ of Canada,
Riverside Museum, New York, April 8 – May 20, 1956.
• Ontario Society of Artists, 85th Annual Exhibition, Art Gallery of Toronto, March 9 – April 7, 1957.
• Riverside Art Gallery, New York, 1956, brochure-catalogue , #20.
• Ontario Society of Artists 85th Annual exhibition catalogue, 1957, #88, illustrated.
• Painters Eleven in Retrospect, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 1979, p.71.
• Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art, Iris Nowell, 2010, p. 279, illustrated in situ.

Ontario Society of Artists 85th Annual exhibition catalogue, 1957.

Walter Yarwood was a member of the Canadian Art Group Painters Eleven, studied at Western Technical School in Toronto then worked as a freelance commercial artist and briefly shared a studio with Oscar Cahen whom he met around 1947. Yarwood produced beautifully executed abstract expressionist paintings throughout the mid 1950s until the early 1960s then turned his focus to sculpture.

Walter Yarwood
Walter Yarwood, photo Peter Croydon, 1957
copyright Lynda M. Shearer 2013

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