Lot 6
Voorjaarsveiling 2017
John Hamilton Bush (1909-1977)

'Loop series' (1971) consisting of 'Low Sun', Yellow Mark', Three and Blue Loop', 'Red M' and 'Green Loop'

5 silkscreens in colours, each signed and dated '71 in pencil (lower right) in an edition of 100 copies, numbered resp. 70/100, 37/100, 26/100 29/100 and 27/100, resp. 86x64 and 64x86 cm

Bush was born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1909. In his early stages, Bush was influenced by the work of Charles Comfort and the Group of Seven. After seeing the work of the American Abstract Expressionists in New York City, Bush's canvases changed dramatically. Bush developed his work and approach to abstraction through the 1950s. He was a member of Painters Eleven, the group founded by William Ronald in 1953 to promote abstract painting in Canada, and was soon encouraged in his art by the American art critic Clement Greenberg. Critical at first, Greenberg became a mentor to Bush and encouraged him to refine his palette, technique, and approach. As a result of Greenberg's guidance, Bush became closely tied to Colour Field Painting. He became friends with artists associated with colour-field like Jules Olitski, Kenneth Noland and also Anthony Caro. Jack Bush represented Canada at the 1967 44 São Paulo Art Biennial, and in 1976 the Art Gallery of Ontario toured a large retrospective of his work. He died in Toronto 24 January 1977.

€ 5.000,00
€ 5.000,00
€ 7.500,00

Hamerprijs: € 7.500