UPwithART 2019 - APRIL 27

RAFFLE – WILLIAM ROBERTS

Title Morning Light - 10 Apples
Medium Acrylic on canvas
Image Size 32 x 40 in.

WILLIAM ROBERTS (c. 1981)
Value: $6,500
Donor: Jens Thielsen, Thielsen Gallery
Tickets: $40 EACH/3 For $100
LICENSE# M774146

Tickets available for purchase at the following locations:
– Museum London  
 421 Ridout St.
– Framing and Art Centre
  188 Kent St.
– Westland Gallery  
 156 Wortley Rd.
– Unity Project
  (519) 433-8700 xt. 201

William Roberts (1921-2001) is a celebrated Canadian artist known for his intriguingly ambiguous watercolours such as this gem, Morning Light – 10 Apples. He is represented in major collections internationally and across Canada including the Simon Fraser University, McIntosh Gallery, Museum London, Art Gallery of Ontario, Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, and National Gallery of Canada.

Writing on the artist in 1978 for The Free Press (London, Ont.), Susanne Tausig noted, “William Roberts’ watercolors are unfinished yet strangely complete; delicate yet strangely solid; opaque yet strangely dense; pale yet strangely intense; unpretentious yet strangely refined; austere yet strangely inviting. The contradictions can go on and on. It is exactly this kind of ambiguity which makes Roberts’ work so intriguing….”

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