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Iskowitz, Gershon
December No.1 December No.1
1976 1976

In 1967, a major shift occurred in Gershon Iskowitz’s work. He hired a helicopter to travel from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba. Seeing the ground through the clouds from the air for the first time transformed the picture plane for him: “My paintings are not abstract. They’re real. They’re very, very much real. I see those things.” Like other Iskowitz works from this period, December No. 1 is both abstraction and landscape, seen by the eye of the artist in the sky._

 
Iskowitz, Gershon
Kielce, Poland 1919–Toronto ON 1988 Kielce, Poland 1919–Toronto ON 1988
December No.1 December No.1
1976 1976
Oil on canvas Oil on canvas
height / width: 183.00 x 229.00 cm; 72.05 x 90.16 in.
Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 1995 Gift of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 1995
38-018.01

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