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Item Name: Painting
Title: Boggy Creek Park
Maker: Charles Highfield
Year: 1930
Country: Canadian
Materials: oil on canvas
Measurements: overall: 28.6 cm x 50.7 cm
ID Number: PC83.3.2
Legal Status: PERMANENT COLLECTION


Extended Label Info: This oil on canvas painting is an image of a creek on the side of a small road near Regina. In the background, there are low rolling hills and a bridge across the creek. Highfield frequently walked by this creek with his family and wanted to paint it for his daughter who was ill at the time. Since she wasn’t able to come see, it he brought it home to her through this painting. This work was donated to the Regina Public Library’s Permanent Collection by Highfield’s daughters after his passing. Charles Fredrick Highfield (1877 -1946), was a Canadian artist in the 1900s, whose daughters donated many of his paintings to the Regina Public Library. It is not known if he had any formal training, but he was a talented photographer and an oil painter who enjoyed painting locations near where he lived in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. He captured the simple prairie life with his landscape paintings in the 1930s and 40s.