Artwork by Arthur Lloy,  Winter Mood

Arthur Lloy
Winter Mood

oil on board
signed and dated 1974 lower left; signed, titled and dated on the reverse
16 x 20 ins ( 40.6 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00

Price Realized $600.00
Sale date: August 17th 2021

Corporate Collection, Toronto

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Arthur Lloy
(1929 - 1986)

Born in Halifax, N.S., he drew and sketched landscapes and seascapes from his earliest years, then studied painting and drawing for four years at the Nova Scotia College of Art (1958-62) and St. Mary's University, under Marion Bond, Donald MacKay, Ellen Lindsay and Julius Zarand.

In his work he has been influenced by the Group of Seven, French Impressionists and Tom Thomson. He is a painter of landscapes, particularly of brush country, also seascapes. Describing his work in 1966 during his one man show at the Ten Mile House Gallery, Bedford, N.S., Marion Moore noted, “This artist prefers to paint the scenes of early spring when there are interesting patterns provided as the snow recedes from the land. His birch trees have an almost poetic quality , and several of his smaller paintings which offer a glimpse of a solitary maple in autumn plumage, are delightful. The artist also includes several seascapes, and he has endued scenes of every day life with a touch a magic—clothes flapping on a backyard line, or fish boxes and oil drums left by fishermen.”

Arthur Lloy was a civil servant employed with the Department of National Defense at HMC Dockyard, Halifax. His work was represented at the Zwickers Gallery, Halifax. A member of the NS Society of Artists, he lives at Armdale, NS.

Source: "A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume I: A-F", compiled by Colin S. MacDonald, Canadian Paperbacks Publishing Ltd, Ottawa, 1977