Tom Forrestall, RCA 1936-

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Nobel Peace Prize Medal — Tom Forrestall

Tom Forrestall painting for sale

Nobel Peace Prize Medal 

Watercolour on Paper - ca. 2007
Image Size: 22"x15"
Price: Inquire
Details: Signed front, Museum quality frame, Documentation from the artist, measures approximately 31.5 X 23.5 inches.
Provenance: Private Collection, Nova Scotia.

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Moon — Tom Forrestall

Moon frame

Moon — Tom Forrestall

Egg Tempera - ca. 1971
Image Size: 24"x 34"
Price: SOLD
Details: Signed titled and note on verso
Provenance: Private Collection, Nova Scotia.

Old Ball With Bounce — Tom Forrestall

Old Ball With Bounce Tom Forrestall

Old Ball With Bounce

Ink on Paper
Image Size: 4"x4"
Price: 300
Details: Signed and Titled
Framed: Measures approximately 6.5 X 6.5 inches.
Provenance: Private Collection, Nova Scotia.

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Thomas DeVany Forrestall, C.M., O.N.S., B.F.A. LL.D., RCA was born in Middleton Nova Scotia, in 1936. Forrestall's family later moved to Dartmouth which allowed him to attend Saturday morning art classes at the Nova Scotia College of Art in Halifax in the 1940s. In 1954, Forrestall was awarded a scholarship to the Fine Arts department at Mount Allison University, where he studied with Lawren P. Harris and Alex Colville. He graduated in 1958 and received one of the first Canada Council grants for independent study which provided him with the opportunity to travel throughout Europe. Upon his return he became assistant curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. He has been a freelance artist since 1960.
Forrestall’s art has been classified as Magic Realism – an imprecise term often used to describe the work of a coterie of east-coast Canadian painters who emerged after the Second World War (Alex Colville, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt). Although their geographic roots, styles and vocabularies were similar, these artists applied themselves differently, each adapting naturalism in a personal way.
As an artist, Tom Forrestall is one of the leading figures associated with the visual arts of the Maritime region. His work has been exhibited and represented in every major public collection in the region and beyond, as well as in solo exhibitions in many prominent galleries worldwide. His art has been reproduced in numerous histories of Canadian art and is featured in ‘High Realism in Canada’ the 1974 book by Paul Duval. Two monographs on his paintings have been published, ‘Shaped by This Land (1974) and ‘Returning the Favour: Vision For Vision (1992).

Source: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia