Listed Canadian Artist Lawrence Nickle Oil Painting
Tim River Above Algonquin Landing
10 x 12 inches (25 x 30 cm)
oil on plywood panel.
signed on recto, signed, titled and dated "Aug 2001" on verso in pencil. Ingram Gallery label on verso.
Framed. 15 1/2" x 17 1/2" (41.1 x 46.2 cm)
See Artists in Canada: A List of Artists' Files. National Gallery of Canada: 1999.
Lawrence Nickle [1931-2014] was born in Toronto, Ontario, he graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1954. He lived in Kenora and Dryden, Ontario with his wife Olga and taught on a northern Ontario First Nation reserve. In 1965, the Nickles went to Europe where they visited galleries and Lawrence painted. Returning to Canada they lived at South Porcupine and later Wawa. Working in water colours, oils and acrylics he has painting the landscapes of Northern Ontario often in the company of artist Michael Cleary, both men are full-time painters. His outdoor work is done in oils on wooden panels, his larger canvases in acrylics and he sometimes works in water colours to keep his approach fresh. He has exhibited his work in Calgary, Montreal, Buffalo and in Ontario at Liz's Boutique, Birk's Falls (1970); Markham Centennial Library (1970); the Public Library, Sault Ste. Marie (1971) and the Muskoka Arts and Crafts Exhibition. He has taught painting to private groups and to night classes in high schools at Wawa, Sutton, Newmarket, King City, Markham, North York and a workshop in Bracebridge. (MACDONALD, A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Vol. 5 Ottawa: 1980)