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Jack Shadbolt


Chosen by: Meghan Petersen


“I’m into mythology and mythical creatures. This painting reminds me of the fairy and folk tales I loved as a child. I enjoy the joyful expressions of the people in the painting.”


Jack Shadbolt, Back Alley Serenade, Point Grey, 1942. Watercolour on paper. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund. This painting is currently on display in the exhibition An Autobiography of Our Collection.

Meaghan Petersen is a student at the Keith Lynn Alternate Secondary School. Keith Lynn is one of dozens of schools which regularly brings its students to the Vancouver Art Gallery for art education.

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