Milly Ristvedt, ‘Grieg's Rest’, 1983, Oeno Gallery
Milly Ristvedt, ‘Grieg's Rest’, 1983, Oeno Gallery
Milly Ristvedt, ‘Grieg's Rest’, 1983, Oeno Gallery
Milly Ristvedt, ‘Grieg's Rest’, 1983, Oeno Gallery
Milly Ristvedt, ‘Grieg's Rest’, 1983, Oeno Gallery

Confident strokes of glossy pale green, pink, red and periwinkle blue sweep across this dark acrylic washed canvas. Layers of acrylic paint have been thinly applied to the raw canvas, creating an effect not unlike that of watercolor. The matte quality of the prussian blue on the canvas is in sharp contrast to the glossy elements added afterward.

Milly Ristvedt is an extraordinary Canadian painter of abstraction. When she was only 24 her work was included in the Centennial exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The following year her work was featured in the National Gallery. She shared a studio for a time with Jack Bush, and was in group exhibitions with many masters of abstraction. Her work is in major public collections - the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Musee d'art Contemporain (Montreal), Harvard University, to name just a few.

About Milly Ristvedt

Canadian, b. 1947, Kimberley, BC, Canada, based in Ontario, Canada

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