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EDWIN HOLGATE, R.C.A. (1892-1977)

 
 
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Edwin Holgate
Mutton Bay, 1932
Oil on panel 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"
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Edwin Holgate remembered by Walter Klinkhoff
 
   
 
Edwin Holgate was a rather shy and private person. His father had been an engineer, building railways, principally in Cuba. He left Edwin well off financially. Holgate and Jackson had served in the first war and had remained friends. He was one of the members of the Group of Seven who had joined at a later date, not as one of the founders. He was one of the two painters of the "Group" who also painted portraits, the other being Varley. Some of the Holgate portraits are quite marvelous.

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I visited the Holgates frequently at Morin Heights where he had build a fine house on a sight selected for him by "Jackrabbit" Johannsen who also became his contractor and of whom he painted a famous portrait, now in the Montreal Museum. I purchased as many paintings from him as I could, which was usually not easy because he really did not like parting with any and did not need the money. His wife, Frances, with whom he lived in the greatest harmony, was not allowed to enter his studio and she never knew what he was painting until it was finished. She had been an accomplished concert pianist but when I knew them she had given up playing.

Holgate was highly respected by other artists. This is an important sign because artists, even if jealous and difficult of temperament at times, do recognize one another. Only a real artist can produce real art. Pilot often told me: "Anybody can learn to paint, not everybody can be an artist." Holgate had made some wonderful wood engravings, a discipline he had once taught at the Montreal Museum. He still could make some prints within his limited edition and I bought them when I could. Eventually he instructed me to give the wood blocks to the Museum as a gift and for study by students and artists. We acted as executors for the little that was left after the death of the artist, and we kept in touch with his widow.
 
   
 
 
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Edwin Holgate
Laurentian Hills, c. 1930
Oil on panel 8.1/2" x 10.1/2" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
Near Morin Heights, P.Q., c. 1940
Oil on panel 8.1/2" x 10.1/2" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
Gloxinias, 1959
Oil on canvas 17" x 15" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
Laurentian Lake
Oil on panel 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
Madeleine, 1937
Oil on panel 16" x 12.3/8" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
Saguenay River, 1955
Oil on panel 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
Lazy Snow, ca. 1934
Oil on canvas 20" x 24" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
Natashquan Village, North Shore, Laborador
Oil on panel 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
April Near Morin Heights
Oil on canvas 21" x 26" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
Fishing Village, Concarneau, France, 1921
Oil on canvas 24" x 28 3/4" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
Winter, Québec, ca. 1925
Oil on canvas 18" x 24" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
Nude by a Lake, before 1933
Woodcut 8" x 6 3/4" (Sold)
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Edwin Holgate
The Stairway, 1930
Woodcut 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" (Sold)
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