CANADIAN PRAIRIE WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES

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FREDERICK G. CROSS, Untitled, 1930s

FREDERICK G. CROSS, b. England, 1881, d. Canada, 1941. Little is known about Cross apart from the fact that he was born in England and migrated to Canada some time prior to 1917. He was an engineer by profession, but also an accomplished watercolour painter in the English manner. He apparently provided transportation for A. Y. Jackson in one of the latter's trips to the foothills during the '30s. This large foothills paintings is hardly the work of an amateur; it suggests formal training and a passing familiarity with Cotman. Few Cross paintings can be found in Canadian public collections.


TERRY FENTON