Abstract Watercolour - "In the Mud" Painted at Upper Clements, Nova Scotia Signed by Acclaimed Maritime Artist Tom Forrestall c1974 - Taupe Mat in a Dark Stained Oak Frame - Comes with Reference Material - 25" W x 20" H
Tom Forrestall (1936 - )
Tom Forrestall was born in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia on March 11th, 1936. He grew up in Middleton and Dartmouth and began to attend art classes at the Nova Scotia College in Halifax at an early age.
In 1954 Forrestall was awarded an entrance scholarship to the Fine Arts Faculty at Mount Allison University from which he graduated in 1958. In the same year he received a Canada Council Grant for independent study (one of the first granted) and travelled throughout Europe. In 1959 he became the assistant curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and in 1960 received his first major commission -- a painting to be presented to Princess Margaret as a wedding gift from the Province of New Brunswick. Shortly thereafter, having supported himself in various related jobs, Forrestall began to devote himself full time to painting.
Forrestall is one of the leading figures associated with the visual arts in the Maritime region. His work has been exhibited and is represented in every major public collection the region and beyond, including numerous solo exhibitions in prominent galleries worldwide.
Tom Forrestall's work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in Canada and Europe including Colville, Forrestall, Pratt at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Aspects of Realism, an exhibition of international art organized by Rothman's.
His work is reproduced in most histories of contemporary Canadian art and is featured in High Realism in Canada, the 1974 book by Paul Duval. Two monographs on his paintings and watercolours have been published: Shaped by this Land (1974) and Returning the Favour: Vision for Vision (1992) as well as many exhibition catalogues. Most recently, Tom Forrestall: Paintings, Drawings, Writings (2008) was published in conjunction with his retrospective at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
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