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John Sloan (1890-1970)

John Sloan (1890-1970)


“Untitled (Rocky Shore)

Oil on Panel

13.5” x 10.75” Image

19.25” x 16.5” Frame

Excellent Condition. Signed Front Bottom Right

Provenance: Private Burlington Collection

  • Biography

    Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he started his career in Aberdeen as an apprentice in a sculptor’s studio, which included making models for tombstones. He also attended Grays School of Art. At the age of 23 he came to Canada and soon after enrolled in Hamilton’s Central Technical School as a student. Later he took up residence in Dundas Ontario. He started helping instructors with classes at the School and the following year was hired as a teacher. He also conducted the RCA life classes in Hamilton. Although he devoted his life to teaching for 40 years he also produced sculpture and paintings. In 1959 a retrospective exhibition of his sculptures was held at the AG of Hamilton of 20 of his realistic forms….Following his retirement in 1965 he painted scenes in Canada, Mexico, Barbados and in his native Scotland. Thirty of these paintings were exhibited at AG of Hamilton in 1965. One of his paintings chosen by IBM for a worldwide tour entitled Fort Degrees Below was afterwards donated to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He is also represented there by his sculptures. Sloan was a member of the SSC and was an ARCA.


    “Dictionary of Canadian Artists” Vol. 8 part 1. By Colin S. Macdonald pg. 596

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