Charles Comfort: The Art of Friendship

The George and Jessie Falconer Collection

Saturday Nov 25, 2 - 5 pm: Closing Reception and talk with art historian and curator, Kerry Mason at 3 pm.

To rsvp for the closing reception, email [email protected]

The extensive Falconer collection was lovingly developed over half a century. Many of these paintings, original prints and sketches are being exhibited for the first time.

Charles Comfort was born in Edinburgh Scotland on July 22, 1900 and immigrated to Winnipeg in 1912. From 1960 to 1965 Comfort served as Director of the National Gallery of Canada. While the National Gallery had custody of the War Art Collections since 1946, it was only under Comfort that a Curator of War Art was appointed.During that time Comfort’s commitment to war art showed itself in the funds made available for the proper storage and care of the collections and in the many important acquisitions in which he was personally involved. Some of the most popular Canadian paintings of the Second World War are Comfort’s work. “The Hitler Line”, a dramatic subject based on the artist’s experiences in the Italian campaign hangs permanently in the Canadian War Museum. Comfort’s careful reconstruction of the events of the ill-fated “Dieppe Raid” is another well-known composition.

November 4 - 29, 2017

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WInnipeg River, Minaki 3
Charles Comfort
Watercolour (7x9 in) 1924
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Winnipeg River, Minaki 1
Charles Comfort
Watercolour (7.25x9 in) 1924
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Portrait of Louise Comfort
Charles Comfort
Ink (11x12.25 in) 1925
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Winnipeg River, Minaki 2
Charles Comfort
Watercolour (7.75x9 in) 1924
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Autumn Woods, Haliburton
Charles Comfort
Oil (10x12 in) 1927
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Mt. Orford, Lake Memphremagog
Charles Comfort
Watercolour (9x10 in) 1926
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Black Spruce, Pickerel River
Charles Comfort
Oil (12x10 in) 1932
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Louise Comfort
Charles Comfort
Graphite (11.5x8 in) 1933
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Schoolhouse, Haliburton
Charles Comfort
Oil on Panel (10x12 in) 1932
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Untitled Nude
Charles Comfort
Graphite (16x13.75 in) 1934
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Etude des Elements
Charles Comfort
oil on board (12x10 in) 1936
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Nude Study With Chair
Charles Comfort
Graphite (14x12.75 in) 1937
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Northern Rocks IV (Bon Echo)
Charles Comfort
Oil (12x14.5 in) 1937
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The Underpass
Charles Comfort
Oil on Panel (12x16 in) circa 1938
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Louise Comfort
Charles Comfort
Graphite (19x12.5 in) 1938
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Observatory
Charles Comfort
Oil on Panel (12x15 in) 1938
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Grainlands
Charles Comfort
Oil (12.25x16 in) 1940
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Pontecorvo
Charles Comfort
Watercolour (13.25x15.25 in) 1944
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Prata
Charles Comfort
Watercolour (14.5x21.25 in) circa 1945
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The Hitler Line II
Charles Comfort
oil (36x42 inch) 1970
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