Peter Stoyan (1900-1979) A.O.C.A. (Associate of the Ontario College of Art).
A painter, graphic artist and illustrator, Peter Stoyanoff, born in Greece emigrated to Canada in 1914. He studied art in Toronto at the Ontario College of Art under some of Canada's most famous painters, George Reid, J. W. Beatty, Fred Haines and Arthur Lismer.
Beginning in the 1920’s he traveled quite extensively and exhibited his landscapes and city views during this time. The Ontario Society of Artists and the Royal Canadian Academy both began to include his works in their exhibitions from 1925.
Around 1930, Peter Stoyan visited New York City. He exhibited there for several years and worked mainly as an illustrator. His work from this early period is signed either, 'Stoyanoff' (his real name) or 'Stoin'. He then returned to Toronto and began signing his work, 'Peter Stoyan'. He remained there for most of his career, with the exception that he both lived and worked in the western provinces of Alberta and British Columbia during the late 1950's and early 1960's. - Greg & Connie Peters (Biographers)
Peter Stoyan, a listed Canadian artist was a regular exhibitor with the O.S.A. (Ontario Society of Artists) and is represented by the National Gallery of Canada.
As most of Canada's greatest painters Peter Stoyan started as an illustrator joining the ranks of illustrators as were all the members of the Group of Seven when they were working in Toronto in the early 1900's with the 'Grip Company'. I do find the best painters we have were either trained as graphics men and women or came into the design of paintings naturally, on their own.
This stunning sunset has all the earmarks of a poem: the abandoned plough in the foreground under the sunset. The quiet end of the day and the swirl of haunting colors after everyone has gone home.
The fields are open to the coming night.
Original ornate frame in good condition as is the painting itself. Ready to hang.
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Frame: 27 1/2" x 37 1/2" Image: 19 1/2" x 29 1/2"