Harold Town (1924-1990) was an important figure in Canadian art from the 50s to the 80s. The Toronto-born artist worked in many different mediums but is best known for his impressive abstract paintings. Town was a founder and member of the Painters Eleven, a group of abstract artists who were associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement. Town’s 1950s prints received international acclaim and contributed to an increasing interest in Toronto’s local art scene, where he exhibited numerous times. Following his international acclaim, his paintings fetched record high prices. Town received several commissions for public works of art and represented Canada twice at the Venice Biennale. Throughout his career, he took part in major group and solo exhibitions all over Canada, in the United States, Europe, South America and Japan.