Charles F. Comfort

The Romance of Nickel

1937
This painting was commissioned by the International Nickel Company to decorate the Canadian pavilion at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris. The geometric treatment of the miner and the intersecting details of the composition - nickel mining and transportation by road, rail, and air - evoke a dynamic and optimistic view of industry and of its social and material benefits.
Title
The Romance of Nickel
Date
1937
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
213.5 x 610 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Transfer from Natural Resources Canada, 2014
Accession number
46264

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