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work of Lucius R. OBrien in Picturesque Canada

Susanne Marie Briant

work of Lucius R. OBrien in Picturesque Canada

by Susanne Marie Briant

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Published in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • O"Brien, Lucius Richard, -- 1832-1899.,
  • Illustrators -- Canada

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesPicturesque Canada
    Statementby Susanne Marie Briant.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination173 leaves :
    Number of Pages173
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14722206M

    Lucius Richard O'Brien. 12 likes. Lucius Richard O'Brien was an influential 19th-century Canadian oil and watercolour landscape artist. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. O'Brien began to work on Picturesque Canada (–84), which he edited. O'Brien toured across Canada, meeting with the country's artists and. Lucius R. O'Brien, Sunrise on the Saguenay, Cape Trinity, , oil on canvas, 90 x cm, National Gallery of Canada The National Gallery of Canada is home to .

    Playing cards Picturesque Canada, set of playing cards, published by C. P. R., Montreal, about About , 19th century 9 x 7 cm MP V. 2 t.p. has imprint: James Clarke, publisher, Toronto. Addeddate Bib_id Bookplateleaf Call number.

    PICTURESQUE CANADA; THE COUNTRY AS IT WAS AND IS. Illustrated Under the Supervision of L. R. O'Brien. With Over Five Hundred Engravings On Wood. Two Volumes. Grant, George Monro (Editor) Published: ; Bookseller: THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA. Curated by David Smith. Issuu company logo.


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Work of Lucius R. OBrien in Picturesque Canada by Susanne Marie Briant Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Lucius R. O'Brien: visions of Victorian Canada. [Dennis R Reid; L R O'Brien; Art Gallery of Ontario.].

Picturesque Canada was a business venture organized by two Chicago brothers. Initially advertised as consisting entirely of Canadian artists and writers, of the illustrations found in the two-volume edition, less than a quarter were by Canadians and most of these were by O’Brien.

Aftersupported by the money from Picturesque Canada, he painted and taught in Toronto, living and working. Lucius R. O'Brien: visions of Victorian Canada by L. R O'Brien (Book); The work of Lucius R. O'Brien in "Picturesque Canada" by Susanne Marie Briant (Book) Lucius R.

O'Brien: a Victorian in North America: American influence on his early work, by Elizabeth Mulley (Book). This work was borne from sketches of the Great Lakes region that O’Brien did as art editor for Picturesque Canada, an ambitious publishing project at the time.

Nearing the end of the decade, O’Brien produced some large-scale watercolours such as A British Columbian Forest. MakingHistory. Sunrise on the Saguenay, Cape Trinity was Lucius R.

O’Brien’s diploma work * for the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts *, and it set the tone for the artists’ organization founded inof which he was the first president. The work’s framing reveals the scale of the sublime landscape. The rocky mass of the Canadian Shield rising at left to the upper edge and the mountains stretching.

Inhe began to work on the publication Picturesque Canada, which he edited, and toured across Canada, commissioning artists to produced woodblock prints to illustrate the text.

InO’Brien was one of the first artists to travel west on the newly completed Canadian Pacific Railway, and paint the Rockies and the Pacific Coast. Lucius Richard (L.R.) O'Brien was active/lived in Ontario / Canada. Lucius OBrien is known for landscape, still life and figure painting, graphics, illustration, teaching.

Sunrise on the Saguenay, Cape Trinity () was one of five canvases in the first exhibition of the Canadian Academy of Arts in Ottawa in painted by its president, Lucius R. O’Brien, and the one that he chose to offer up as his diploma Marquis of Lorne, the governor general of the Dominion of Canada (and son-in-law of Queen Victoria), who had both expedited the establishment.

InO'Brien began to work on Picturesque Canada (–84), which he edited. O'Brien toured across Canada, meeting with the country's artists and commissioned artists to produce woodblock prints for illustration of the text.

Lucius R. O'Brien was a well-known Canadian landscape painter in the second half of the nineteenth century. Active in the promotion of art in Ontario, he served as vice-president of the Ontario Society of Artists from untilat which time, in recognition of his leading role in Canadian art, he was appointed as first president of the Royal Canadian Academy.

O'Brien served as vice-president to the Ontario Society of Artists, was the founding president of the Royal Canadian Academy (), and contributed a large number of drawings to Picturesque Canada () of which he was the editor. The first public evidence of O’Brien’s work as an artist is an engraving in The emigrant churchman in Canada ().

In December he advertised in Toronto as a drawing-master and in October he showed a landscape drawing in the Toronto Mechanics’ Institute annual exhibition. This work was borne from sketches of the Great Lakes region that O'Brien did as art editor for Picturesque Canada, an ambitious publishing project at the time.

Nearing the end of the decade, O'Brien produced some large-scale watercolours such as A British Columbian Forest. LUCIUS R. O'BRIEN A Victorian in North America In noted the historiography more for his of role Canadian in the art, promotion Lucius R. of O'Brien cultural () life than has for been his noted more for his role in the promotion of cultural life than for his painting.1 However, the first retrospective exhibition of his work held in2.

In the hand of the superb artist, the watercolour brush created mesmerizing visions of nature. An architect by training, Lucius Richard O’Brien transformed the. O'Brien excelled at landscape painting, both in oil and watercolour, and his subject matter spans locations across the country.

O'Brien served as vice-president to the Ontario Society of Artists, was the founding president of the Royal Canadian Academy (), and contributed a large number of drawings to Picturesque Canada () of which he was the editor.

In Mr. O'Brien was appointed art editor of "Picturesque Canada" (2 vols., Toronto, ), to which he contributed a large number of drawings.

His pictures have been of landscape or marine subjects exclusively, and of late years he has painted altogether in Rating: % positive.

Description: Lucius Richard O'Brien, P.R.C.A., O.S.A. Humber River Near Toronto,Canada signed and dated ""; titled twice, once by the artist and once on a label on the reverse watercolour O'Brien held a position of great importance in 19th century Canadian art.

his clear vision of Canada, which he painted from coast to coast, resulted 'in works of extremely high quality.

Picturesque Canada: the country as it was and is / edited by George Munro Grant, D.D., of Queen's University, Kingston, Ont. ; illustrated under the supervision of L. O'Brien, Pres. R.C.A. with over five hundred engravings on wood. O'BRIEN, Lucius Richard, Canadian artist, born at Shanty Bay, Lake Simcoe, 15 August, He was educated at Upper Canada college, in entered an architect's office, and subsequently studied and practised as a civil engineer.

From early years Mr. O'Brien displayed a love for art. In he took an active part in founding the art-school of the Ontario society of artists, and he was vice. Picturesque Canada was modeled on an earlier American publication, and was the project of a firm owned by Americans then resident in Toronto.

Lucius O'Brien was art editor for the work, and did a fair number of its illustrations. He travelled extensively in Eastern Canada.It’s as if a new day has slowly dawned across Lucius O’Brien’s greatest painting, Sunrise on the Saguenay, and now all shines more brightly than it has in a lifetime.

The painting is a masterpiece at the National Gallery of Canada, deposited there by O’Brien when he was appointed as first president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.Drawn by Lucius R O’Brien, wood-engraved by TL Smart in It features the road along the Saint-Laurent river coast down the Sillery cliff near Quebec City.

Picturesque Canada: The Country As It Was and Is is one of the most important and ambitious examples of wood-engraved illustration that has ever been published in Canada.