CANADIAN PRAIRIE WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES

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FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER,Turned Out of the Herd, 1873.

FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, b Upper Canada 1836; d. London, Eng 1928. Verner studied at Heatherly's Art School, London, returning to Canada in 1862, where he earned a living as a photographer. The first of the railroad artists to appreciate the prairies, Verner became a renowned painter of Prairie Indians, seeking accuracy in his subjects. He also studied the buffalo, a subject which became his hallmark. He moved to London, Eng, in 1880. Turned Out of the Herd is a mellow, late-Victorian exhibition watercolour of a prairie subject imbued with gentle melancholy.


TERRY FENTON