William deGarthe 1907-1983

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Country Road — William deGarthe

Country Road

Untitled - Country Road

Oil Canvas Board
Image Size: 18 x 24 inches
Price: 1700
Details: Signed
Framed: Measures approximately 24.75 x 30.75.
Provenance: Crowther and Brayley Auctions, private collection, Nova Scotia.

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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse — William deGarthe

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

Oil Canvas Board - 1962
Image Size: 12 x 24 inches
Price: SOLD
Details: Signed
Framed: Measures approximately 17 x 29 inches.
Provenance: Private Collection, Nova Scotia.

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William E. deGarthe (1907-1983) was born in Finland but immigrated to Canada in 1926. He studied art in Europe, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and under Stanley Royle at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, NB. He then taught at the former Nova Scotia College of Art and owned deGarthe Advertising Art in Halifax. For many years, deGarthe spent each spring and summer at Peggy's Cove, where he painted marine scenes that included residents of the village and other nearby coastal communities. Hundreds of his paintings hang in homes, offices and galleries around the world.
He was also interested in sculpture, and in the 1970s embarked upon a ten-year project of carving a lasting monument to Canadian fishermen, their wives and children, using as his canvas a 100-foot-long granite outcropping on his Peggy's Cove property. Unfortunately, he had reached only the halfway point at the time of his death.

Source: novascotia.ca