Artwork by Raymond John Mead,  Noodle Vendor’s Flute

Ray Mead
Noodle Vendor’s Flute

acrylic on paper
signed and dated 1981 lower left
40 x 26 ins ( 101.6 x 66 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,500.00$2,500.00 - $3,500.00

Price Realized $4,600.00
Sale date: May 29th 2014

The Collection of Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.
Ray Mead attended the Slade School of Art in London in the 1930s and immigrated to Canada following the Second World War. A member of Painters Eleven, he exhibited with other members in major shows such as: “Abstracts at Home” (1953), The Robert Simpson Company, Toronto; “Canadian Abstract Painting”, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., a touring exhibition (1956-58); and the “20th Annual Exhibition of American Abstract Artists with 'Painters Eleven' of Canada” (1956), Riverside Museum, New York. In January of 1982, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery held a retrospective exhibition entitled “Ray Mead: Two Decades”.

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Raymond John Mead
(1921 - 1998) Painters Eleven