Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art

Peter Aspell


Born in Vancouver on Christmas Day, 1918, Peter Aspell was well-respected as one of Canada's finest colourists. Lawren Harris of the Group of Seven chose Aspell's work to represent young Canadian painters in post-war Prague. He was included in Ian McNairn's Seven West Coast Painters exhibition organized by UBC's Fine Arts Gallery in 1959. A contemporary of Gordon Smith and Jack Shadbolt, his work has been collected by the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, UBC, among others.

Aspell has been called a complete original, an artist who invented a repertoire of voices from figurative to pictographic to pure abstraction. His paintings are a sensual journey into history and literature, allegory and myth; it can be said they unveil the hidden workings of the soul.

Aspell trained at the Vancouver School of Art from 1937-1941, and also at the Academie de Ghent in Belgium.  He went on to teach at the Vancouver School of Art, 1948 70; the University of British Columbia, 1965; and the Peter Aspell School of Art, Vancouver, 1970 78.

Affiliations:  BCSA 1950 63; CGP 1957.

Peter passed away in Vancouver on December 28, 2004. He is missed by the countless individuals whose lives he so genuinely and generously touched.




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Peter Aspell - Senufo - Forbidden Garden - click for larger image

Senufo - Forbidden Garden
34 x 48 Inches 
oil on canvas
1985
Peter Aspell - Senufo - Tent - click for larger image

Senufo - Tent
48 x 34 Inches 
oil on canvas
1985
Peter Aspell - Senufo - Conversation Piece - click for larger image

Senufo - Conversation Piece
48 x 34 Inches 
oil on canvas
1984
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