Listed Canadian Artist Otto Planding [1887-1964] Oil Painting
6 Mile Lake
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.5 cm)
oil on masonite
signed on recto. titled on verso.
Framed. 16 1/4 x 20 inches (41.4 x 51.2 cm)
Provenance: Private collection, Toronto, originally acquired directly from the artist.
Otto Planding [1898-1974] was born in Germany in 1887. He studied at the Munich Academy of Art, before immigrating to Canada in around 1912-1913.
While in Canada, he supporting himself exclusively by painting. Otto lived humbly in Toronto, where he maintained a studio behind Haynes Gallery, on Yonge Street but he spent much of his time painting in Northern Ontario.
Known today as a prominent painter who captured the beauty of the northern countryside. Georgian Bay, the Muskokas, the Rockies were some of his favourite areas to paint and capture with his brush.
See Artists in Canada: A List of Artists' Files. National Gallery of Canada: 1999.