Inez Ada Buchanan born 1892 in Ontario, loved painting rural communities scattered across Ontario. Married to a doctor she moved into various towns and painted those neighborhoods.
Formerly known as Troy in the early 1800's the town changed its name to Bridgewater and at the end of the 19th Century finally renamed itself 'Actinolite' after a form of asbestos (actinolite) was being extracted from the open-pit mines near the town.
This was a town looking for an identity.
Her paintings are an accurate portrait of Ontario villages during the depression era. Many of these homes are still standing.
She is a listed Canadian artist and her strong clearly formed drawings are wonderfully executed. And the colors and the feel of a forgotten time are superb.
I have many landscapes painted by women in Ontario but I love her work around a countryside the best.
I grew up in landscapes like these, I remember the farm houses, the look and feel of those farmlands; as a boy I disappeared into that world.
The last record I have of Inez Buchanan is from 1966 where she simply listed her address as 'Ontario'. She is listed with the National Gallery of Canada and I can't find any more information about her, aside from the two paintings I own.
Original vintage frame is in fair condition and the work is in good condition. Ready to hang.
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Frame: 18" x 22 1/4" Image: 14" x 18"