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Adrien Hébert

Montreal Harbour

Artist

Adrien Hébert
Paris 1890 – Montreal 1967

Title

Montreal Harbour

Date

1925

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

101.6 x 81 cm

Credits

Purchase, gifts of Maurice Corbeil and Nahum Gelber, inv. 1985.6

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

Adrien Hébert added a quintessentially modern theme to the expanding repertoire of subject matter: harbour machinery, whose functionalist aesthetic he admired. Montreal Harbour is impressive in the structure it creates through a dynamic interplay of verticals and diagonals in the form of derricks, the painted smokestacks and hulls of docked ships, conveyors, a grain elevator and a silo wall.

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