Artwork by Bernice Fenwick Martin,  Lake with Screen of Birch Trees, circa 1929-30
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Cowley Abbott
326 Dundas St West
Toronto ON M5T 1G5
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Lot #12

Bernice Fenwick Martin
Lake with Screen of Birch Trees, circa 1929-30

oil on board
double-sided oil on board with sketch on the reverse; signed lower right
10.5 x 13.5 ins ( 26.7 x 34.3 cms )

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Provenance:
Private Collection, Toronto
This work was executed while studying at J.W. Beatty’s O.C.A. Summer School in Port Hope, Ontario in circa 1929-30.
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Bernice Fenwick Martin
(1902 - 1999)

Born in Shelbourne, Ontario, Martin studied at the Ontario College of Art under noted Canadian artists J.W. Beatty and Franklin Carmichael. After the death of Beatty in 1941, she found friendship in Peter Clapham Sheppard whom she studied and worked with until his death in 1965. Working in oil, watercolour and woodcut, Martin focuses on real scenes, Toronto harbour scenes, still life, and Northern landscapes with particular concentration on the Muskoka, Haliburton, and Algonquin Park regions of Ontario. She had works showcased at the Royal Canadian Academy from 1945-1947 and solo exhibitions of her work in Toronto galleries throughout her career. “I look back on my life and my painting hours were the happiest. I’d spend long hours and forget time…my time was always measured by the passage of light.”

(With details from Canadian Heritage Art Gallery, “A Celebration of the Art and Life of Bernice Fenwick Martin”, Kleinburg, 2010, page xi)