H.G. Glyde

Cottages on the Seashore 1990,

Oil on canvas
16 x 20 in


Back on the market after 30 years with the same Vancouver collector.

Glyde's art was rooted in concepts developed as a student in England in the 1920s. These links with modern British art were to remain an important element in his work. Philosophically, however, he was committed to the development of a truly Canadian art, based on direct observation and interaction with the landscape and people. He laid emphasis on the figure as a means of exploring the Canadian spirit, and created a body of work that with its mythological and symbolic character broke new ground in the West.
H.G. Glyde, A Lifelong Journey, Patricia Ainslie, Glenbow Museum, 1987