Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Madeleine graces the walls of the Audain

Two paintings by British painter Edward John are included in this special exhibition at the Audain. The collection, called Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Gallery, remains on display till September 11.

This portrait of Madeleine Stulik was gifted by the Sir James Dunn Foundation. The widow of Sir James, once president of Algoma Steel, married Lord Beaverbrook some years after losing her husband.

The young subject chosen by painter Augustus Edwin John is the daughter of a restaurant proprietor. In the 1920s, John was a frequent customer at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant in London, his favourite rendezvous.

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