Artwork for Sale
After the Storm, 1944 (circa)
Inscriptionssigned, ‘ERIC RIORDON’ (lower left); numbered and titled ‘No 29. AFTER THE STORM’ (verso, left upper horizontal stretcher)
Walter Klinkhoff Gallery Inc., Montreal;
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
He snatched moments from his duties during this period to paint a series of wartime naval scenes, which were later used in a publication about the Canadian Navy at war. Thirty four of his miniature naval scenes depicting a typical trans-Atlantic convoy manoeuvre during the Battle of the Atlantic were exhibited across Canada. Following his discharge from the Navy, Riordon built a house on a hilltop where he painted many more of his Laurentian scenes. He was elected A.R.C.A. in 1946 and exhibited with the Academy from 1937 until his death .”
1. Colin S. MacDonald, “A Dictionary of Canadian Artists”, Volume 7, “Rakos to Sadowski” (Canadian Paperbacks: Ottawa, 1996)