Oeuvre d'art à vendre
- Type de vendeur: Marchand d'art
- Style de l'oeuvre: Figuratif
- Catégorie: Oeuvre sur papier
- Titre: Vieux Montréal
- Médium: aquarelle
- Format: 16x20
- État: Parfait
- Signature: Signé à la main par l'artiste à l'avant
- Preuve de provenance incluse: Non
- Échange possible: Non
- Ville/Région du vendeur: Lac-Brome
- Province: Québec
George Campbell Tinning was born 1910-1996 in Saskatoon and trained at the Eliot O’Hara Watercolour School, Goose Rocks, Maine and the Art Students’ League in New York. In 1939 he moved to Montreal, where he established himself as an artist and worked as an illustrator. He never stopped painting and exhibiting, and at the end of his life was creating large abstract compositions in brilliant colours, pictures that were far removed in style and feel from his wartime and immediate postwar subjects.
Tinning began his military career in the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) in June 1942. He was appointed an official war artist in April 1943 and spent the balance of the year in Ottawa. From December 1943 to July 1944 he was posted to London, attached to the Historical Section at Canadian Military Headquarters, before being transferred to the 1st Canadian Division’s Historical Section in August 1944, serving in Italy and northwest Europe. He completed his service in Ottawa in 1946 and was released in October of that year with the rank of captain.