Malcolm Rains (b. 1974)


Malcolm Rains was born in Bristol, England. He immigrated to Canada in 1955. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1974, where he received a conceptual art education and concentrated exclusively on sculpture. He has had many solo exhibitions the most prestigious museums in Canada. His work is contained in many public and private collections.

The exquisite still lifes of Malcolm Rains seem at once classic and utterly contemporary. His rich glazing and warm, precise lighting are reminiscent of the old masters, while the minimalist presentation of fruits, flowers, and other objects is thoroughly modern.

Yellow Pear was a gift by the artist to Mira Godard who was then Malcolm Rains’ dealer.

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Yellow Pear, 1997
Oil on board
6 1/4 x 5 1/2 in (16cm x 14cm)
Provenance: A.H. Wilkens Auctions, Mira Godard