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Noteworthy Artists That Aren’t Regularly Available To Our Gallery

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Noteworthy Artists That Aren’t Regularly Available To Our Gallery

Down To Earth Art Gallery has or have had original paintings by a truly impressive list of artists. This list is outside of the artists that we exhibited regularly or periodically over our 22 years. Sometimes it has only been one painting by a particular artist, other times we have been fortunate enough to have multiple pieces by the same artist. All are very collectible, most come to us from people downsizing their lives, or clients simply changing up their private collections. We always require good provenance with any artwork so our customers can be confident with their purchases. The list is always changing on our Noteworthy section of our website, so check it out often. If you are looking for a particular artist’s work, let us know, we’ll keep an eye out there for you. The paintings don’t always make it to our website, sometimes they are spoken for as soon as we get them.

To see our list of artists we have had, click here.

Springtime in the Forest - Gaston Rebry

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Original oil on canvas painting measuring 18 x 14 inches, 27 x 23 in including the framing. Price includes the framing.

Gaston Rebry

Gaston Rebry came to Canada in 1954 at the age of nineteen to visit his sister in Montreal after the death of their father. Like his father, Gaston was a competitive cyclist, and had been quite successful in the sport. His love of art and painting was just too strong and he soon abandoned the cycling to study drawing at the Menen Academy. When Gaston crossed the ocean again in 1955, he brought his passion for art with him.

He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal, earning his living as a travelling salesman. It took ten years before he became established and was able to devote himself full-time to painting. Gaston Rebry loves nature, lives nature and paints nature. In his early days, he painted houses, villages and even portraits. But for over twenty years now he has painted nothing but landscapes. Like his canvasses, the painter has become one with nature. He paints it the way it was before the first settlers arrived and even before the migration of native populations: a lush, green paradise where the sky, forest and water rule supreme, nature untouched by the animal world.

Rebry is inspired by nature but never copies it. He is fascinated by light, observing it’s every nuance in the water, sky and on the leaves hanging from the trees as he walks through the forest. He makes no attempt to portray nature exactly as he sees it. He reconstructs it, taking out this, adding that, making it more complete. He turns it into something new and unique.

When asked how long it takes to complete a painting, Rebry invariably replied, 40 years. Each painting is the culmination of his experience as an artist and the expression of his life so far. Each canvas reflects nearly fifty years of close communion with nature – a lifetime work and all the hopes and dreams of the artist set in a benevolent landscape.

Canada’s former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien often gave paintings by Rebry to foreign dignitaries and even to Pope John Paul II in 1998. Gaston Rebry was able to express the beauty of his adopted land and he is now among the 50 painters who, according to art investment specialists, have the highest investment potential in Canada.

Gaston Rebry was able to express the beauty of his adopted land and he is now among the top 50 painters who, according to art investment specialists, have the highest investment potential in Canada.

Sadly, Gaston Rebry passed away January 5th 2007

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Some names of Noteworthy Artists not regularly available to our gallery that we have or have had.

 

  • Norval Morrisseau 1932-2007 (Creator of the Woodland style of art)
  • Franz Johnston 1888 -1949 (original member of the Group of Seven)
  • Arthur Lismer 1885-1969 (Original Member of The Group of Seven)
  • A.J. Casson 1898-1992 (Became a member of The Group of Seven in 1926)
  • J. W. Beatty 1869-1941 ( Significant figure in Canadian art history, taught A.Y. Jackson)
  • Maud Lewis 1903-1970 (Folk Artist)
  • Everett Lewis 1893-1979 (Maud’s husband)
  • Joe Norris (Folk Artist)
  • Charlie Norris (Brother to Joe)
  • William Winter
  • Joseph Purcell
  • Tom Forrestall
  • William DeGarthe
  • Anthony Law
  • John Cook
  • Trudy Doyle
  • Charles Beauregarde
  • Charles Hannaford
  • Al Chaddock
  • Steven Rhude
  • Fred Trask
  • Duke Redbird
  • Heather Lawson (Stonemason)
  • Peter Rankin
  • Leon Dolice
  • James G. Tyler, 1855-1931
  • Arthur Lloy, 1929-1986
  • Frederick Arthur Verner, 1836-1928

 

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