Lawren S. Harris

Black Court, Halifax

1921
In 1921 Harris visited Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he produced canvases that are more sombre in tone and palette than his previous urban scenes from Toronto. Marking a transition from the artist’s earlier Post-Impressionistic style, this painting shows one of the dismal slums where miners lived. Including a dramatic use of perspective, the work leaves little doubt as to how Harris felt about the workers’ living conditions.
Title
Black Court, Halifax
Date
1921
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
97.1 x 112 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the artist, Vancouver, 1960
Accession number
5007

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