PALMER, Herbert Sidney RCA, OSA, CSGA
(1881-1970)
Serigraph signed “H. S. PALMER” in the screen.
Titled “Repose”
Archivally Matted and Framed
w. 3.75in. by h. 3 in.
$275. CDN.

This is one of a series of 43 serigraphs done in 1931 for Coutts/Hallmark Christmas cards.
Twenty-six of Canada’s leading artists were asked to contribute to this series which was known as: “Painters of Canada.”

 

H. S. Palmer

 

Herbert Sydney Palmer

 

Palmer Signature

Please Note: This photo showing Palmer's signature has been
photo-enhanced so that it is easier to read on the website.

 

PALMER, Herbert Sidney RCA, OSA, CSGA, ALC

Herbert was born in Toronto and studied art under F. S. Challener and J. W. Beatty at the Central Ontario School of Art. He later worked for the Canadian War Memorial Fund in 1917.

 

Herbert Palmer is very well known for his idyllic captivating Ontario landscapes with cattle and sheep.

 

He held the office of Vice-President and Treasurer of the Ontario Society of Artists and was the Curator of the Fine Art Department of the Canadian National Exhibition and was a founding member of the Arts and Letters Club. He exhibited with the RCA, the AAM, as well as the OSA. His work in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada as well as many other public galleries and private collections in Canada, the USA and Europe.

 

In 1960, Herbert was the first recipient of the Baxter Art Foundation Award for years of devoted effort to the work of the OSA, RCA and other professional art groups.

 

Herbert died in 1970.

 

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