W.P. Weston Boxed Cards

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The four paintings are in the Vancouver Art Gallery's permanent collection. These paintings are a result of W.P. Weston’s passionate drive to know every inch of the mountainous and coastal landscape that surrounded him.
  • 20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
  • Card size: 5 x 7 inches
  • Printed with soy-based inks on recycled paper

Contains five each of the following notecards:
Autumn in the Rockies, 1958
Stormy Sky, 1929
Gleneagles, 1936
Old Pine, 1954

 

About the Artist

W. P. Weston (Canadian, b. England, 1879–1967) moved in 1909 to Vancouver, Canada, where he was employed as a high school art teacher until his retirement in 1946. The move to British Columbia marked more than a dramatic shift in his livelihood; Weston’s painting style also was transformed. The fierce, rugged splendor, the silence, and the solitude of the province’s scenery demanded a style of strength and vigor to express “its epic quality, its grandeur, its natural beauty.” Weston found the conservative English Romantic landscape tradition in which he was trained inadequate to the task, so he evolved a style influenced by Art Nouveau motifs, Art Deco trends, and Japanese patterns. By the 1920s his style had become more decorative; compositions were simplified, detail was reduced, and solidly molded forms were introduced.