Graham Noble Norwell (1901-1967)
Watercolour and Gouache on Board
19” x 12.5” Image
27” x 20” Frame
Provenance: Private Collection Brantford, ON; Reframed in Museum Quality materials and Anit-Reflective Glass
Condition: Discolour of paper consistent with Norwell’s choice of material. A common occurrence.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1901, Graham Noble Norwell emigrated to Canada in 1914 with his family, settling in Kingston, Ontario after a short initial stay in Montreal. In 1920, Norwell studied under Arthur Lismer, George Reid, J.W. Beatty and Robert Holmes at the Ontario College of Art before traveling overseas to London and Paris to continue his art studies before returning to Canada and setting in Ottawa.
Working in oil and watercolour, the artist is best known for his depictions of Laurentian winter landscapes often including rural villages and cottages.
The artist exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1921-1943 and the Art Association of Montreal in 1922-1943. His works are included in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada.