Frederick Varley: Group of Seven Misfit
Frederick Varley (1881-1969), although born and raised in England, was a member of the Group of Seven, long considered archetypical painters of Canada and the subject of a recent book by Ross King. Varley's brief Wikipedia entry is here and a slightly longer biographical sketch is here. Group of Seven artists focused on landscapes along with some city- and townscapes. Varley, however, is known mostly as a portrait painter. His personal life was chaotic. He usually quickly spent whatever…
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Portraits by the Group of Seven
Mrs.Oscar Taylor, 1920, Lawren Harris. self portrait, 1919, Frederick Varley. Ludivine, 1930, Edwin Holgate. The members of the Group of Seven are known for their landscapes, most of which could be described as expressive, impressionistic and abstract. One thing I appreciate from studying their work is that they all explored and experimented with different ways of painting. I thought it would be interesting to see what portraits came from this group. It turns out that Varley and Harris were…
Frederick Horsman Varley (Canadian) - Private sale
Heffel fine art auction house. Private sale of work by Frederick Horsman Varley - The Artist's Son.
Paint it or rape it: would the Group of Seven condone the tar sands?
Rather like waiting for a London bus, you wait some time for a decent exhibition of landscape art and then two come along at once, or, at least, one behind the other. Just opened at the Royal Academy in Piccadilly, London, is the much anticipated and now much applauded Hockney extravaganza, A Bigger Picture. In a manner more akin to a major ...
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Arts Explorer #3: Art Critique
F. H. Varley (photo by Yousuf Karsh, 1964) For my art critique, I chose a painting by Frederick Horsman Varley, the "one member of the Group of Seven who 'did portraiture'" (Atanassova, 2007, p. 15). Varley was born in 1881 in Sheffield, England. His father was an artist and and he encouraged Varley to develop his artistic abilities from a young age. After training in Sheffield, Antwerp and London, Varley immigrated to Canada in 1912, and became one of the founding members of the Group of…