LYNDA MANSON - SOLO Show
This exhibition of 16 paintings is dedicated to the memory of my uncle Bruce Graham Black. During WWII Uncle Bruce left his work as a painter and commercial artist and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was married to Gloria Morgan, a concert pianist who studied at the Juilliard School of Music, New York. Uncle Bruce, age 22, was killed in action on June 3, 1944 on a mission to prepare for D Day.
Several paintings in this exhibition are inspired by some of the artists whose work Uncle Bruce would have studied while attending the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Ontario. The remaining paintings are based on the pencil sketches found in a small sketchbook of his which recently surfaced and was used by Bruce while serving in Bomber Command in the UK. (These sketches will be presented with the paintings.) He spent several months in Northern England and Scotland training for his role in the war. (Peel, Kirk Michael, Kirkwall, Thurso, Orkneys, Earl Patrick’s Castle) These locations were the inspiration for his sketches. In order to create paintings expanded from his sketches, I searched the internet to try to find the locations where he sketched so that I might obtain an informed understanding of the surrounding environment.
Portrait of Uncle Bruce by Lynda Manson (Niece)
Acrylic on linen - 20" x 18" - $1,800 CAD
COLLECTION: "Tracing Footsteps"