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Happy Days

William Arthur Winter
Happy Days, c.1956
oil on canvas
61 x 76.2 cm
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. O.S. Pokorny, Sarnia, Ontario, 1980

Born in Winnipeg, William Arthur Winter came to know the surrounding prairies well, but his love of the flat, rolling land never really fuelled his artistic imagination. His true attention was towards the human story. Winter was a regular artistic contributor to Canadian Magazines in the 1950’s including MacLean’s and Chatelaine, where he experimented with a variety of styles and techniques.

Although a commercial artist by day, his evenings and weekends were filled with sketching of the busy life of the city–the minutes of life–the way a person’s clothing hung, the way it creased on the subject as they moved or stood. Happy Days is a perfect example of his expertise, sensitivity, and interest in drawing and painting the human experience.



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