Greeting Card - C. Anthony Law, Morning Sunlight, Melville Bay, Greenland

  • 5x7 inches
  • Blank inside
  • White Envelope included


C. Anthony Law
Morning Sunlight, Melville Bay, Greenland, 1996
Oil on canvas, 76.8 x 102.2 cm
Bequest of Jane Shaw Law,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2010, 2010.192

C. Anthony Law (1916 - 1996)
Commander C. Anthony Law, DSC, RCN was born in London, England to Canadian parents. He spent
three years at Upper Canada College, and then moved to the University of Ottawa where he joined the Art Association of Ottawa and studied under Frank Varley, Franklin Brownell, and Frank Hennessey. Later, in Montreal, Law studied under Percyval Tudor-Hart. After joining the army, Law continued to paint and became a temporary war artist in 1944 and an official war artist in 1945, eventually retiring from the navy in 1966. Law’s post-war works provide the viewers with Nova Scotian and Canadian landscapes in a vigorous and bold realism, where colour is the primary concern. Influenced by the Group of Seven tradition, his works are a robust and distinctly Canadian approach to landscape painting. Law and his wife, artist Jane Shaw, settled in Halifax in the 1950s where he was a vital force in the Nova Scotia art community. He served as Chair of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Board of Governors from 1977 to 1979 and artist-in-residence at Saint Mary’s University from 1967 to 1980.

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