Oil /Panel
14x18" // 35,56x45,72 cm

20x24" // 50,8x60,96 cm

Untitled  Oil/Canvas 20x16" // 50,8x40,64 cm

20x16" // 50,8x40,64 cm

Stanley Cosgrove

RCA (Royal Canadian Academy)

Canadian Grand master, painter, teacher, Stanley Morel Cosgrove was born in Montreal in 1911 (died in 2002). Stanley Morel Cosgrove studied at the École des Beaux Arts de Montréal. Cosgrove's work focuses on the human figure, still life and the Canadian landscape, a landscape which he covers in an original way. In the oil paintings of Cosgrove, these landscapes remain classic for many people because of their unusual spirit and their quality of composition where the effects of verticality of the trees cause continual fascination and amazement. He emerges from his oil paintings on canvas mystery and poetry. "My research is not to change subjects, but to combine infinite colours and shapes. This is an almost scientific work. "

"Stanley Cosgrove was, during his life, and still today, a popular artist very appreciated by art collectors. His unique style as a landscape and still life painter has made him a creator of his own. His harmonies of the most singular colours, both sober and contrasting, were inspired by his many trips to Mexico, where the saturated light is similar to that of Quebec in winter. Moreover, Cosgrove has been more of a painter of the light than the subject. What mattered to him was rather the mood, poetic atmosphere created by an intriguing and mysterious luminosity. At the same time warm and brilliant, each canvas is imposing with finesse and delicacy. A painter whom the time will make us rediscover under a new angle.”
Robert Bernier

The art of Quebec artist painter Cosgrove is in several major private, public and corporate collections in Canada and internationally: Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Quebec), Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Tel Aviv (Israel), etc.


National Gallery of Canada - Stanley Cosgrove


François-Marc Gagnon MMFA Lecture Series 2001 Stanley Cosgrove and Marian Dale Scott (1 of 2)

François-Marc Gagnon MMFA Lecture Series 2001 Stanley Cosgrove and Marian Dale Scott (2 of 2)