Listed Canadian Artist: (1897-1988)
Linocut: Signed by the artist in pencil
Titled: “Fairy Isle”
Print Condition: Pristine with no issues whatsoever
Recently Framed & Matted: with archival, rag content and acid-free materials throughout

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Take note: The setting depicted in this hand-pulled linocut print by Ernest is the shore front of Ernest and Bodil Lindner's original cabin and art studio. This elegant and desirous linocut can certainly be considered a rarity as no other copy of it has ever shown up at an art auction anywhere in the last twenty-five years. Today, this place is a Provincial Heritage Property located on Fairy Island in Emma Lake, Saskatchewan.

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Ernest Lindner


Lindner Fairy Isle


Lindner Signature

Lindner Linocut


LINDNER, Ernest Friedrich RCA, CPE, CSGA, FCA, OC


Ernest was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1897 the youngest of thirteen children. His father was a professional wood carver who established his own factory for the production of luxury items for the public.

Ernest began studying art at an early age in Vienna. When he turned eighteen he served in the Austrian air force and was wounded in 1916 in an air crash.

He came to Canada in 1926 and worked as a farm labourer in Saskatchewan, by 1928 he began studying with the very talented Augustus Kenderdine. He continued on with his art studies at evening classes until 1935 and by the following year he became an art instructor and head of the art department at the Technical Collegiate in Saskatoon.

Lindner attended many of the Emma Lake workshops all throughout the 1950's and 60's where he worked in numerous art mediums such as, oil, watercolour, ink and charcoal, as well as sculpting in wood, stone and metal. Ernest was an especially active printmaker working in stone lithography, etching, aquatint, woodcut and linocut techniques for which his name is highly respected and best remembered to this day.

Ernest received many awards and grants throughout his career. Among them, an honorary doctorate of Law from the University of Saskatchewan in 1972. He was a member of the Society of Canadian Painters and Etchers, The Royal Canadian Academy, the Canadian Society of Graphic Artists, The Federation of Canadian Artists ans was also granted the Order of Canada. His work is represented in the collections of the AGO, MMFA, VAG, WAG, ROM and numerous private collections across North America.

Ernest passed away at the age of 91 in Saskatoon in 1988.

Print Ref No: 10AMN13EB-S/NOEX0

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