F.H. Varley

Self-portrait

1919
A painter for the Canadian War Memorials Fund, Varley arrived in France in August 1918. He wrote home: “You in Canada … cannot realize at all what war is like. You must see … the dead on the field, freakishly mutilated … You must have heard the screeching shells and have the shrapnel fall around you, whistling by you – until you’ve lived this … you cannot know.”
Artist
Title
Self-portrait
Date
1919
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
60.5 x 51 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1936
Rights
© Varley Art Gallery / Town of Markham
Accession number
4272