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  • Oil on Masonite
  • Signed front lower left "SAARNIIT"
  • Circa 1955
  • Sight: 19 x 23.5 inches
  • Framed: 24.5 x 29 inches 
  • Condition: very good, some minor dirt, water stain on lower back of board
  • Frame: vintage wooden 1950's style with a washed grey/beige over gold with rocaille corners

The Artist: Johann-Woldemar (John) Saarniit (1902-1982, Estonian/Canadian)

Johann Saarniit was born in Estonia in May 1909. He studied at the Academy of Arts in Estonia and furthered his studies in Germany, Poland, Finland and Sweden. He immigrated to Canada in 1948 entering in Halifax. 

The Story: Saarniit had his own art gallery in Toronto in Sunnybrook Plaza on Eglinton Avenue. In the 1950's his work sold for approximately $45.00 a painting. He is known for Canadian landscapes and his use of colour. He attached a paper bio to the backs of each painting he sold however this particular painting no longer has one. Now his paintings can be found at fine art auctions and galleries. 

 Shipping Information: Packaging and shipping within Canada is $90. Best to buy insurance for shipping as this piece is framed with glass. If you would prefer to have it shipped without the frame, we're happy to remove it and will reduce the shipping charges. Signature required on delivery. At checkout, you will have the option to insure your purchase for shipping from the drop down menu. International shipping available.

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Item No. CA201603031