Lawren S. Harris

Lighthouse, Father Point

1930
Visiting Atlantic Canada in 1929 with A.Y. Jackson, Harris travelled to Father Point near Rimouski, Quebec, along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Lit from behind and from within, the idealized and precisely delineated structure becomes an embodiment of transcendence. This was one of Harris’ last completed works that directly drew from the landscape before he broke into pure abstraction in the 1930s.
Title
Lighthouse, Father Point
Date
1930
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
107.9 x 128.1 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the artist, Vancouver, 1960
Accession number
5011

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