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PHILIP SURREY, R.C.A. (1910-1990)

 
 
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PHILIP SURREY, R.C.A. (1910-1990)
Line Change, 1970
Oil on canvas 24" x 36"
 
   
   
Philip Surrey Biography
 
   
 
When Philip Surrey was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1982, the citation read:

"Ever since settling in Montreal in 1937, and becoming a founding member of the Contemporary Arts Society, he has been the leading exponent of urban landscape painting in Canada. His Montreal street scenes convey an emotive vision of the modern city, with its anonymous crowds and individual solitudes. His expressive style and a poetic humanitarianism constitute a unique contribution to Canadian art."

Surrey started to paint seriously at the age of sixteen and, from the first, urban life was his dominant subject: a watercolour dated May 1, 1972 has street lights and a café window reflected in the wet pavement of Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. During five decades of painting, he found his own way to being contemporary by seeing Montreal, as Guy Viau observed in Jacques de Roussan’s Philip Surrey (Collection Panorama, 1968) "as a theatre and himself as director it its anonymous actors . . . His people . . . submit like good creatures to the impersonal signals of traffic lights and crossings. Their thoughts are their own, like their loneliness. But again and again as he walks through the streets of Montreal, he watches its people. He studies their goings and comings . . . as they pass and meet. But not with a judging eye. An eye that feels at one with them. A fraternal eye."...

Source:Philip Surrey Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff (2004). To add this illustrated publication to your collection, please buy the limited edition catalogue $10
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Philip Surrey Exhibitions at Klinkhoff

PHILIP SURREY
31st Annual Retrospective Exhibition
September 18 - October 2, 2004
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Philip Surrey
The Pedestrians, c. 1952
Oil on canvas 40" x 48" (Sold)
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Philip Surrey
Snowy Night, c. 1952
Oil on canvas 16" x 12" (Sold)
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Philip Surrey
Danny's Villa, 1970
Oil on panel 8" x 11" (Sold)
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Philip Surrey
Skaters on Beaver Lake, Mount Royal, ca. 1964
Oil on canvas 40" x 60" (Sold)
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Philip Surrey
Youville Taverne, 1944
Oil on canvas 20" x 24" (Sold)
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Philip Surrey
Bank Girls, 1947
Mixed media 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" (Sold)
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Wolf Whistle
6" x 8" (Sold)
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Philip Surrey
The Red Raincoat
Oil on masonite 8" x 6" (Sold)
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Philip Surrey
Study for Murray's Restaurant, ca. 1955
Oil on masonite 6" x 8" (Sold)
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Philip Surrey
Place Ville-Marie IV, 1965
Oil on canvas 32" x 48" (Sold)
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Philip Surrey
Line Change, 1970
Oil on canvas 24" x 36" (Sold)
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Philip Surrey
Untitled winter street scene
Oil on masonite 12" x 16" (Sold)
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