F.H. Varley

Coast Mountain Form

c. 1929
In 1926 Varley left Toronto for a position at the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts, where he taught for the next decade. In British Columbia, his work took on a new-found freedom, individuality and expressive force. The Rocky Mountains left a deep impression on him in a way the eastern landscape never had. In this painting, the mountaintops rise above the mist in a profound and powerfully emotive fashion.
Artist
Title
Coast Mountain Form
Date
c. 1929
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on plywood
Dimensions
30.2 x 37.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of Carolyn Morris, Ottawa, 1952
Accession number
6119