Seduction (1943) An original pen & Ink by A.E. (Ted) Ingram
The title of the artwork actually encompasses not only the 'seduction' of the woman by the conqueror - but also the seduction of the mind of man and the immoral workings and trappings of the banks and the elite in utilizing war for their own gain - Remember, at the time of this piece, Ted had just returned from overseas and a stint as a gunner on a Boulton Paul Defiant in the
'Wash' (Northern England near Scottland)
What you are seeing here is a young artist (23 years old at the time) - entering a field that was usually taken up by men in the 40's - 50's and 60's...This explains in 1 piece, the horrors, glories and the underlying evil of war...from the manipulation of the children to the rape and pillaging of the vanquished - to the raising of the banner 'God is on our side'...this marvelous piece of work is never outdated as it puts a perspective on things that are going on all around us today..and probably tomorrow.
This is a view from a child prodigy who was exposed to the horrors of world war II...
This piece is one of the most intense pen, pencil and inks produced by any artist.
The size is 20" x 24"
Framed with glass to protect the pen and ink
Please look at the photos
Only serious inquiries will be looked at
You are privileged to be looking at the artwork from a twentieth century master - who, like Dali, Lautrec, Renoir and Picasso wrote his memoirs within his artwork
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
-Arthur (Ted) Ingram, a child prodigy, a World War II veteran, an OCA (Ontario College of Art; Toronto, Ontario, Canada) graduate, illustrator, artist, sculptor, visionary, husband and father. Arthur Edward (Ted) Ingram was all of these and more.
-During his 65 years, Ted Ingram exhibited an insatiable appetite for all things creative. His artistic talent was recognized by the local media and area organizations (he won a scholarship at an early age from the IODE) in Saint John, New Brunswick (Canada), where he was born and raised. During his formative years he lived in England with relatives where his talent was nurtured and encouraged.
-Ingram joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served as an air gunner (409 Squadron), before being honourably discharged in 1942 after suffering post-war trauma.
-His later works reflected his hatred of war and the resulting aftermath: rape, destruction, inhuman suffering, violence and despair.
-Winning a federal government competition later led him to a fine arts position at the National Museum of Canada in Ottawa where he spent more than 20 years focused on North American Indian and Inuit (known at that time as Eskimo) art.
-His work has appeared in publications by anthropologists; Diamond Jenness, Marius Barbeau, Larry Oschinsky and Tom Lee, well-respected American Native Indian authorities in their respective fields.
-Among his many dioramas was a well-known one exhibited at Ste Marie with the Hurons in Midland Ontario.
-In the early sixties Ted Ingram visited Povungnituk in northern Québec with anthropologist Eugene Arima to record the life of the Inuit at that time. He remarked then that the white man was destroying the Inuit way of life and their one-ness with Nature.
****Ted was considered by many as a "sleeper", with a talent many compared to the 'masters' of the Italian Renaissance Period, with his sculptors and dioramas and to the Vargas' and Nieman's for his illustrations and voluptuous women. ALL artwork is original.****
-Ted Ingram was a tortured man. His post-war trauma led him on a lifelong journey seeking inner peace which never came. Increasingly his later modern-style work reflected the demons in his mind.
-Ted Ingram was an artist in the purest sense. He lived, breathed and created art as an extension of his reason for being. He died April 4, 1986
***You are having an opportunity to purchase one of a kind artwork, by an artist, whose pieces have rivalled and exceeded many of the masters of yesteryear, and have certainly stood the test of time.
***Please note that illustrations have had a rather ambitious time weathering the ages, and some show an assortment of different smudges, etc. These drawings/sketches/illustrations/paintings have been squirreled away for many years, and are just now coming out to the public. All of the work is sold as is and will be properly packaged and insured to your gallery or home. Any matting, cleaning and framing is the purchasers responsibility. ****