Artwork by Marian Mildred Dale Scott,  Untitled (circa 1966)

Marian Scott
Untitled (circa 1966)

acrylic on canvas
estate stamp on the reverse
32 x 19.5 ins ( 81.3 x 49.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $7,000.00$5,000.00 - $7,000.00

Price Realized $7,200.00
Sale date: June 9th 2021

Estate of the artist (inventory no. R88)
Private Collection, Toronto
Esther Trépanier, Marian Dale Scott, Pioneer of Modern Art, Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, 2000, pages 228-29
Marian Mildred Dale Scott’s artistic output follows an interesting trajectory, from her early semi-abstract work to the pure abstraction of the 1960s. “Untitled” is from a series Dale Scott did in the sixties, in which she explored and experimented with geometric abstraction; the influence of the American Formalists and Les Plasticiens from Quebec is quite evident. However, instead of a line or a hard edge, Scott has made abstraction her own by utilizing the areas of raw canvas to break up the elongated triangular shapes of green, red, blue, yellow, black and white. Also eliminated is an aggressive brushstroke, which has been replaced by a restrained application of pigment. Esther Trépanier recalls an interview Dale Scott gave in 1967 in which she notes, “... each new stage of her practice grew out of the one that had gone before. In the preceding years the heavily textured paint layer she employed had been organized along increasingly geometric lines.”

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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.