Description: Lawren Harris's "North Shore Lake Superior" oil on panel limited edition recreation numbered of an edition of 460. This is a high quality texturized recreation, in a high quality frame which was custom designed, and has been professionally assembled. Original list price was $2,700 USD.
Harris was born in Brantford, Ontario, and studied in Berlin, Germany, under Franz Skarbina and Adolf Schlabitz. From 1907 to 1909 he worked as an illustrator for Harper's Magazine. Lawren returned to Canada in 1910 and began painting with J.E.H. MacDonald around Toronto and in the Laurentians. Lawren Harris was a founding member of the Group of Seven in 1920. He lived in New England from 1934 to 1939 and spent 1940 in New Mexico before returning to Canada to live and paint in Vancouver.
This work of art is an exclusive Master Editions lithograph, printed on neutral pH Phoenix Imperial fine art paper, employing the unique Phoenix Process. This process is a revolutionary method printing that is likely to transform the technique of art replication well into the 21st century. Through this process , every detail of brushwork and texture in the original oil can be duplicated, producing a genuinely recreated painting on a wood panel or canvas.
These recreations require as many as forty hand-mixed colours, which are laid down one at a time. This labour-intensive procedure is further enhanced through the use of special lightfast inks. Following the principle of applying light tonal values first, then gradually building up the darker tones, our craftsmen are able to capture, on a single-colour rotary press, the subtle chromatic nuances of the original, in much the same manner as did the artist himself.
Clearly, this is a time-consuming practice, which demands much of our artisans' skills. It is in fact, our hand-work of the very finest kind, which is dedicated to the preservation of the important icons of Canadian art, long treasured by the Canadian people.
Image- 11 13/16" x 14 11/16". Frame- 23 1/2" x 25 1/2".
Artist Name: Lawren Harris