St. Lawrence Rink, 1941

Painting Description

For 100 years St. Lawrence Starch prospered in Port Credit. I was commissioned by this firm to create a piece that would celebrate its connection to that town. Using archival material, I was able to create a scene during World War II when the company built and maintained a skating rink for the town.

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Additional information

IMAGE ID

0720

COMISSION TEXT

Beehive Golden Corn Syrup was a feature of my childhood so when the St. Lawrence Starch Company, which produced that sweet confection, approached me to paint an anniversary piece, I was very excited. In almost all commissions, I am led into areas about which I know little and so with this one. I learned that during World War II, St. Lawrence Starch Company maintained a huge rink on company land for the enjoyment of the whole town of Port Credit. Using old photos and movies, I was able to re-create this nostalgic scene. Over the years I have come to realize how important it is to have strong visual information. My historic paintings rely very strongly on archival material and I have learned to appreciate the great services that most Archives provide to the public.

SEASON

Winter

LOCATION

Canadian

ORIGINAL SIZE

24" x 32"

BASE VALUE

Masonite

MEDIUM VALUE

Acrylic

YEAR

1989

Licensing Available

This image is available for Licensing. Contact Cynthia Info@cynthiaweber.com for inquiries.