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Item Name: Painting
Title: Yellow House
Maker: George Campbell Tinning
Year: 1930
Country: Canadian
Materials: watercolour
Measurements: overall: 18 in x 13 in
ID Number: PC2015.1
Legal Status: PERMANENT COLLECTION


Extended Label Info: Donated by Robert and Elizabeth Bowes, this street scene by G.C. Tinning is typical of his earlier work, and deftly captures a sense of place and time of day through colour and light. In his lifetime, Tinning painted a diversity of subjects, scenes from his rural prairie upbringing, east coast fishing villages, Montreal's downtown and London streets, as well as floral still life and figurative works. George Campbell (Cam) Tinning, RCA (1910 – 1996) was a painter, graphic designer, and muralist. Born in Saskatoon, Tinning studied locally at Regina Collage, and internationally at the Art Students’ League in New York. Tinning was an early member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour along with Frank Carmichael, Arthur Lismer, and CW Jeffries. In World War II Tinning enlisted with the Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment, and in 1943 was appointed an official war artist. After the war, Tinning established his studio in Montreal, and as travel illustrator, painted in every Canadian province, the United States, Jamaica, Italy, France, England, and Scotland. His artwork is held in numerous public and private collections, including an extensive set of over 500 watercolours in the Canadian War Museum.

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