Artwork by Doris Jean McCarthy,  Arctic #2; Arctic Landscape; Fool’s Paradise

Doris McCarthy
Arctic #2; Arctic Landscape; Fool’s Paradise

three prints
“Arctic #2” (aquatint, signed and titled in the lower margin; attached to the cover of a card which is signed and inscribed “Love to you” inside by the artist); “Arctic Landscape” (aquatint); “Fool’s Paradise” (lithograph; signed in the lower right margin; a label on the reverse notes that the work is a reprint of the 1940s print); each unframed
4 x 5 ins ( 10.2 x 12.7 cms ) ( each subject )

Sold for $177.00
Sale date: July 16th 2019

Acquired directly from the artist
By descent to the present Private Collection, Ottawa

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Doris Jean McCarthy
(1910 - 2010) RCA, OSA

Born in Calgary, Alberta, McCarthy attended the Ontario College of Art from 1926–1930 where she was awarded various scholarships and prizes. She became a teacher shortly thereafter and taught most frequently at Central Technical School in downtown Toronto from 1932 until she retired in 1972. She spent most of her life living and working in Scarborough, Ontario though she travelled abroad extensively and painted the landscapes of various countries including: Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, Japan, India, England and Ireland. McCarthy was probably best-known for her Canadian landscapes and her depictions of Arctic icebergs.

McCarthy's work has been exhibited and collected extensively in Canada and abroad, in both public and private art galleries including: The National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, and The Doris McCarthy Art Gallery. McCarthy also penned three autobiographies chronicling the various stages of her life: A Fool in Paradise (Toronto: MacFarlane, Walter & Ross, 1990), The Good Wine (Toronto: MacFarlane, Walter & Ross, 1991), and Ninety Years Wise (Toronto: Second Story Press, 2004). She was also the recipient of the Order of Ontario, the Order of Canada; honorary degrees from the University of Calgary, the University of Toronto, Trent University, the University of Alberta, and Nipissing University; and an honorary fellowship from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She died on November 25, 2010.