An artful life-size vignette depicting artist O.C. Madden has been created in conjunction with the exhibit “A Day On The River”.
Ships, fishing, shorelines, and waterways were common themes found in Madden’s works. These themes were as common as seeing Madden himself nestled into the riverbanks and shorelines he depicted. Although he moved to Toronto as a young man, he always came home to quiet and beauty of Lennox and Addington County.
“A Day On The River” can viewed at the museum until Spring 2020. Portions of our own Madden collection that depict various waterscapes can be viewed within the vignette setting.
About The Artist:
Orval C. Madden was born in 1892 at Napanee. In his early 20’s, he moved to Toronto to study art at the Ontario College of Art. Madden’s strength was in landscape painting where he used a style reminiscent of and much influenced by the Group of Seven. O.C. was very interested by views from the historic past, particularly in Lennox and Addington County. He worked from old photographs and his paintings often reflected vanished aspects of life in the country.