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Jori Smith

Little Girl in Blue

Artist

Jori Smith
Montreal 1907 – Westmount, Quebec, 2005

Title

Little Girl in Blue

Date

1947

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

61.2 x 51.5 cm

Credits

Gift of Dr. Max Stern, inv. 1984.2

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

In this portrait of a girl, Jori Smith’s usual rendering in her works of children’s natural poses becomes almost hieratic, and the motifs she was fond of, likely inspired by her association with Alfred Pellan, form a grid covering the surface of the painting with vivid colours.

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