William Percy Weston :: 1879 - 1967

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New Denver, B.C.
Etching 17.5" x 12"

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Period One (1909-1923)
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Period Three (1931-1967)
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About This Work...

"Weston’s paintings are based on field drawings and out door observation. But he also carefully planned out their design and composition in his studio.(67) He saw design elements in the ‘soaring peaks [that] rise in successive rhythmic lines of patterned light and shadow as sunlight reflects off snow... "(68)

"Weston’s fascination with the big, empty B.C. landscape with its awe-inspiring views and clean, crisp light is conveyed most impressively in his huge paintings of mountain peaks. The small accompanying drawings in black and white chalk show how carefully each painting was planned and designed." (69)