Size: 24 x 36
Artist: Peter Ewart
About The Poster:
Peter Ewart was born on April 7th, 1918, in Kisbey, Saskatchewan, but grew up in Montreal where his family moved when he was a small child. Upon completion of his formal education, he studied art in Montreal, and later in New York. WWII interluded these studies and it was during his service in the military that he was stationed for a time in British Columbia. He decided that after his discharge he would return to live and work in the province which has so impressed him with the variety and beauty of its scenery. His paintings have been exhibited by the Royal Academy (London, England), the Royal Canadian Academy, The Canadian National Exhibition, and the Mid-Century Exposition of Canadian Paintings. He has had over 40 one man exhibitions and his paintings are represented in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada and abroad. In his commercial work, Ewart was known for his dynamic designs and illustrations that caught the eye and inspired the imagination. During the 1940s and 1950s, he became one of Canadian Pacific's major artistic contributors. These travel posters were displayed throughout the country and abroad as part of a long-lasting and highly effective campaign.
This poster was a commercial illustration for the aviation arm of Canadian Pacific Railways. It is linen backed and in excellent condition. From a private collection.