Franklin Brownell

The Beach, St. Kitts

1913
An influential teacher and headmaster of the Ottawa School of Art from 1887 to 1900, Brownell first visited the Caribbean around 1911, and was at once enchanted by its brilliant light. There, he painted some of the finest interpretations of local life to appear in Canadian art. Rapid, frank, truthful, touched with artistic idealization but not transformed by it, his Caribbean works are unconventional and carry a gem-like sparkle.
Title
The Beach, St. Kitts
Date
1913
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
74 x 89.6 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of Edith Wilson, Ottawa, 1923, in memory of Senator and Mrs. W.C. Edwards
Accession number
2033

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