Summer Day 67/90 Dorothy Knowles
- Silkscreen Print
- 22 × 29 inches
55.88 × 73.66 cm
Dorothy Knowles (b. 1927, Unity, Saskatchewan) is one of Canada's top landscape painters. She studied art in the late 1940s and early 1950s at night school and summer school in Saskatoon and Emma Lake and briefly in London, England. A turning point in her career came at an Emma Lake Artists' Workshop in 1962 when she was encouraged by the American critic, Clement Greenberg, to pursue painting from nature regardless of the contemporary predominance of abstraction. This silkscreen was created as a Homeage to Jack Bush. The project "HOMAGE TO JACK BUSH PORTFOLIO (SUITE OF 8), 1983-4 included a set of eight prints -- one each by artists Joseph Drapell, Freidel Dzubas, Kathleen Margaret Graham, Dorothy Knowles, Darryl Hughton, Dan Christensen, William Perehudoff and Michael Steiner, comprising of three color silkscreens and five etchings. The suite of prints was published by Merriot Editions, Ltd., Toronto in 1984.