Artwork by William Ronald,  Tinker

William Ronald

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1980 lower left; titled and dated “March 1980” on the reverse
20 x 20 ins ( 50.8 x 50.8 cms )

Sold for $5,750.00
Sale date: November 23rd 2017

Moore Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, New Brunswick
Prolific Canadian abstract painter William Ronald was the youngest member of the Painters Eleven. His studies of the Abstract Expressionists in New York in the 1950s left a long-lasting influence on Ronald’s work into the 1980s and 1990s. The artist’s thick and aggressive brushstrokes, visible in “Tinker”, suggest the violent expression of the New York School, and became recognized as a new direction in Canadian art.

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William Ronald
(1926 - 1998) Painters Eleven, RCA

Born in 1926 in Stratford, Ontario, William Ronald began his artistic training in 1947 at the Ontario College of Art. Essential in the establishment of the Painters Eleven, he exhibited with the group in both Toronto and New York between 1953 and 1956. William Ronald moved to New York after becoming increasingly agitated by the public's response to non-representational art in Toronto, and joined up with Kootz Gallery until 1964. He returned to Toronto and continued to paint as well as work as a broadcaster with the CBC.