The Battery: Demolition of the Old Produce Exchange Building

by Jack Lorimer Gray (1927–1981)
Oil on canvas
26 x 36¼ inches
On stretcher bar: JG 114 Battery + Old Produce Exch Blng

Artist Biography

Best known for his marine and harbor paintings, Jack Lorimer Gray was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. After two years, he left school and went on sketching trips both alone and with former classmate Joseph Purcell, living above a fish store. By the mid-1940s, his interest in marine subjects was so strong that rather than drawing the figures in his life drawing classes at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, he instead sketched a boat hull. He went on to spend several seasons with a Nova Scotia dory-fishing fleet,

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