TOUT CANADIEN DOIT COMBATTRE

Item

Title

TOUT CANADIEN
DOIT COMBATTRE

Description

Artist: Surrey, Philip Henry Howard
Director of Public Information
Minister of National War Services

Philip Surrey, a founding member of the Contemporary Arts Society, was a figurative painter with an enduring interest in human subjects within urban nightscapes. For most of his career, Surrey used Montreal as his stage, arranging lighting and figures - most often pedestrians - in compositions that revealed both the gregarious nature and the solitude of humanity. A friend and student of Frederick Varley, Surrey was also closely tied to many of the most important Montreal artists and writers of the 1930s and 1940s.

Date

c. 1941-1942

Medium

Paper, ink

Provenance

Generously donated by Christine Wildman to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

Language

French

translation of

Every Canadian
Must Fight

Extent

76.2 x 53.3 cm (30 x 21 in.)

Type

Featured

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