About Untitled, Turquoise
This rare early abstract work in pastel on paper is from Milly Ritsvedt, one of Canada’s finest contemporary artists. Expressive fine gestural lines in green, magenta, orange, indigo and sapphire appear to dance in a sea of brilliant blue-green. Ristvedt is considered to be a master colourist who has spent decades exploring the visual language of colour. Renowned art critic Barry Lord wrote exuberantly in "Three Young Canadians," in Art in America (1969) that Ristvedt’s work was "...More insistent than (Jack) Bush, more consciously structured than Molinari." This work is framed behind glass.
“Colour has been central to my explorations…from the beginning.” Milly Ristvedt
Milly Ristvedt was born in British Columbia and studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr University) Her first solo exhibit was at the Carmen Lamanna Gallery in Toronto. In the late 1960s, Ristvedt shared a studio with famed Canadian painter Jack Bush, met art critic Clement Greenberg and was inspired by American painters Jules Olitiski and Frank Stella. Her work has been included in many publications. She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2004 and honoured with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She has won seven Canada Council awards and two Ontario Arts Council awards and had over 50 solo exhibitions and been part of countless group shows. Her work is held in private, corporate and major public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard University.
Milly Ristvedt is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.