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Item Name: Painting
Title: Homeward bound, Lumsden
Maker: Robert Vincent
Year: 1947
Country: Canadian
Materials: watercolour
Measurements: in frame: 36 cm x 41 cm; work: 22 cm x 26.5 cm
ID Number: ART 135
Legal Status: ART RENTAL


Extended Label Info: Robert Vincent’s watercolour painting, “Homeward bound, Lumsden” depicts two individuals walking on a winter day in the prairies. The town of Lumsden is nestled in the Qu’Appelle Valley, just north of Regina. Though time has yellowed his paper and muted his pigments, Vincent found much colour in this winter scene: green-tinged aspen trees, orange underbrush and purple shadows curve into the distance of the valley. Robert Vincent (1908 – 1984) immigrated from Newcastle-on-Tyne in England to Russell, Manitoba in 1927. He served in the British Army during World War II, and as a member of the Royal Engineers Expeditionary Force, he taught drawing to army engineers. Returning to Canada in 1947, Vincent settled in Saskatoon and worked as a construction worker and field engineer with the Trans-Canada Highway development. Though primarily self-taught as an artist, Vincent was an active member of the Saskatoon arts community, and his work was exhibited regularly in Western Canada. He created art with a diverse range of subject matter, from precisely drafted industrial landscapes to more naïve wilderness studies, animal and figurative work, and wood carving. His artwork is held in provincial collections, including MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Arts Board, University of Saskatchewan, ReMai Modern (formerly Mendel Art Gallery), and Dunlop Art Gallery. Vincent’s work was exhibited at Dunlop Art Gallery in 1974, with the work of landscape artist, Greg Hardy.