Artwork by Sara Genn,  Lake O’Hara, Yoho National Park Canada

Sara Genn
Lake O’Hara, Yoho National Park Canada

acrylic on canvas
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated July 2009 on the reverse
14 x 18 ins ( 35.6 x 45.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Price Realized $780.00
Sale date: December 14th 2021

Private Collection, Ontario

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Sara Genn

Sara Genn was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queen’s University in Ontario. She is best known for her exhaustive use of colour and patterning, and repetition of motifs. Her work often blurs the line between high art and craft and references other forms such as quiltmaking and textile design.

Genn began exhibiting professionally at age 18 and sold out her first solo show at 19. Her work has appeared in both commercial and public venues and been featured in such publications as Town and Country, New York Magazine, Canadian House and Home, Elle Canada, Canadian Living, and
Vogue. In 2001, Genn was made a United Way Special Achiever for her charitable contributions to the organization. She also works regularly with The Steelhead Society, Big Sisters, Art For Life, Fashion Cares and A Loving Spoonful.

In 1998 and 1999 Genn lived in France and Spain and kept an illustrated diary that she published as one of the Internet’s first travelogues. It remains one of the most widely read digital travelogues. In 2002, she travelled by boat along the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories and painted the Canadia landscape. Her father is Canadian landscape painter Robert Genn. Since 2004, Genn has sojourned annually in Paris to write music and to paint. In 2008, she lived in Lucca, Italy and produced a series of large-scale colourfields based on Lucca’s Renaissance walls. She has resided in New York City since 2003.