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Artist: Rita Mount
Medium: oil on board
Dimensions: 9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)

signed lower left and verso
Provenance: Masters Gallery, Calgary AB

Rita Mount was born in 1888 in Montreal, and began her artistic studies at age 10. While taking summer classes with Maurice Cullen, the promising student earned herself a two year scholarship at the Art Association of Montréal (where she studied under William Brymner). She trained internationally, at the Cercle Internationale des Beaux-Arts (Paris), and at the Art Students League in New York state, where she additionally took private classed from John Fabian Carlson.

Rita Mount travelled extensively seeking inspiration – driving west to Banff in 1934, then to Victoria and Wyoming in 1937. She visited Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, and the Gaspe region several times. Rita Mount gained notoriety for her marine paintings, which were the subject of a solo exhibition at the Art Association of Montreal in 1934. She exhibited regularly with the Association, the Royal Canadian Academy, the Musee National des Beaux-arts du Quebec, and commercially, on a national and international level.

LOT: 86

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