Artwork by Marian Mildred Dale Scott,  Portrait of Pegi Nicol MacLeod

Marian M.D. Scott
Portrait of Pegi Nicol MacLeod

11 x 8 ins ( 27.9 x 20.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,200.00 - $1,500.00

Price Realized $2,300.00
Sale date: May 25th 2017

While attending classes at the École des beaux-arts in Montreal, Marian Scott studied with Paul-Émile Borduas, Goodridge Roberts, and Pegi Nicol MacLeod, becoming life-long friends with MacLeod after studying together.
Rejecting national trends, Scott found inspiration in European modern art and was particularly influenced by Amedeo Modigliani in her portrait and figural works. With a focus on strong line and form, the artist’s work has inherent lyrical movement highlighted with the use of rich colour. In this sketch portrait of her friend and fellow artist, the introduction of jewel tones following the curved lines of the hair and features indicates Scott’s penchant for colour to stylistically emphasize the form of the sitter.

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Marian Mildred Dale Scott
(1906 - 1993) Canadian Group of Painters, RCA

Born Marian Mildred Dale in Montreal, Quebec in 1906, Dale Scott began her artistic training at age eleven at the Art Association of Montreal. She then attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montreal for three years and continued her training at the Slade School in London, England.

Dale Scott explored a wide range of subjects including landscapes, urban scenes, the human form, botanicals, and geometric abstraction as her career progressed. Her approach was also varied, stressing structure and organization, and then impulsive and gestural.