Oil on Board - "Winter Day in the Laurentians" Signed by Canadian Artist Sydney Berne RCA (1921-2013) - Ivory Linen Mat in a Grey Rustic Wood Look Frame - Impressionism with blue and grey tones reflecting the cold of a Quebec winter - 32" W x 24" H
Sydney Berne (1921-2013)
Sydney was a true artist at heart. Born in Toronto, Sydney attended Central Tech where he studied watercolours under Carl Shafer, an associate of the Group of Seven. He worked in the Commercial Arts field after graduating from high school. He joined the Army in WWII, where his artistic ability was put to use illustrating training and field manuals. While overseas, he studied Abstract Expressionism under Paul Andre in Paris before returning home. In 1946 he settled in Montreal. It was in the Province of Quebec that Sydney found his inspiration. His subjects were landscapes, snowscapes, seascapes, street scenes, still life, portraits, tall ships and trains. The exterior locations include the Laurentian Mountains (Quebec), Nova Scotia (visited 1943), and the cities of Montreal, Quebec and Toronto. A painter, sculptor and printmaker, his medium was primarily oil on board or canvas; however he also worked in acrylics, watercolors, graphite, ink, felt pen, wash, zinc plate etching*, linocut, clay and mixed mediums.
He had many successful Solo Shows between the Years of 1962 to 78, and was also sold through the prestigious Dominion Gallery in Montreal. He exhibited at the National Gallery in London, and won a prize. His work is on display in many public buildings in Montreal and Toronto as well as in the hands of private collectors. He is prominently covered in books and articles covering Canadian Art. Sydney was very fortunate to actively enjoy his passions; painting, music and writing, right up to the end of his life.
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