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Walter Yarwood was born in Toronto in 1917 and died in Hamilton, Ontario in 1996. He was largely self-taught.

His memberships included the Ontario Society of Artists, the Canadian Group of Painters and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He was also a founding member of Painters-Eleven. Yarwood exhibited his work across Canada and internationally.

Among his important commissions are the sculptures at Sydney Smith Hall, University of Toronto; Winnipeg International Airport; York University, Toronto; and Expo ’67 Montreal.

Photo: Walter Yarwood installing, Pines, 1968 (detail)

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Walter Yarwood installing, Pines, 1968 (detail)
Ontario Government Art Collection
Archives of Ontario

Photo: Walter Yarwood installing, Pines, 1968 (detail)

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Walter Yarwood installing, Pines, 1968 (detail)
Ontario Government Art Collection
Archives of Ontario

Yarwood originally worked as an advertising artist while showing his paintings in group exhibitions.

By 1960, he had abandoned painting for sculpture; however, traces of his former two-dimensional orientation linger in this relief-like, free-standing monument of bronze.

Pines, 1968 - Walter Yarwood

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Pines, 1967
Walter Yarwood
bronze
Government of Ontario Art Collection, 619754

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