Agnes Robertson (1911-2001) & Francis Toole
Fantasy Worlds



Exhibition:
Friday, October 23, 2015-Saturday, November 21, 2015


Agnes Robertson (1911-2001)

Few people have scrutinized Robertson's work and seen beyond what they misidentified as child-like or "primitive." Arnold Blanch, however, saw her intentions clearly, writing in a review of her first exhibition in Woodstock in 1966 that her paintings "are of our time in that they reflect by symbol and fantasy the irrationalities and fallacies of mankind." Twelve years later, one of her University at Buffalo teachers, Virginia Cuthbert Elliott, wrote: "I never tried to teach her anything, it would have been impossible, as she had a vision I could not interfere with-…She was, and is 'wild'- I've never seen anything like her imagination and endless creativity. She lives, as an artist in a fairy-land world…her works haunt me!…

-Nancy Weekly, Head of Collections and Programming/Charles Cary Rumsey Curator, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY


Francis J. Toole (1926- )

Frank continues a long artistic career with his intricate hand-cut and folded paper sculptures, which give three dimensional life to his original fables. A man of continuous curiosity and exploration, he has taught design, drawing and sculpture to children and college graduate students alike. Many of his large scale aluminum and redwood sculptures and fountains grace public spaces. Of his sense of discovery, Frank’s wife Blanche has stated, “…it’s about love and passion to create… a curiosity about life. He’s so excited (about everything…) he’s like that day after day.”


Catalog of Exhibition:

1. Agnes Robertson
Birds with Pink Hair, 1969
14 x 16-3/4
1550.00 (sold)

2. Agnes Robertson
Untitled: Hello and Goodbye, 1969
14 x 16-3/4
1550.00

3. Francis Toole
Celtic Bush, 2015
27 x 33 x 9
950.00 (sold)

4. Francis Toole
Narcissus, 2014
16 x 40 x 20
1250.00

5. Francis Toole
Grove, 2014
19 x 14 x 11
550.00

6. Agnes Robertson
Dogs of the Midnight Forest, 1968
16-3/4 x 14
1550.00

7. Agnes Robertson
Untitled: Colorful Creatures, 1969
18 x 24
1850.00

8. Francis Toole
Garden Bride, 2014
56 x 27 x 17
2100.00

9. Francis Toole
Blind Bird, 2015
20.5 x 30 x 14-1/2
1450.00 (sold)

10. Francis Toole
Butterfly and Friend, 2014
52 x 36 x 11
1500.00

11. Agnes Robertson
Deserters from the Ark, 1968
18 x 24
2000.00 (sold)

12. Francis Toole
Dancing Trees, 2015
20 x 18 x 14
675.00

13. Agnes Robertson
A Horse Surprised, 1966
14 x 16-3/4
1400.00

14. Agnes Robertson
Pink Heifer with Shoes, 1966
14 x 16-3/4
1400.00

15. Francis Toole
Bird in the Bush II, 2015
21 x 20 x 12
600.00

16. Agnes Robertson
Untitled: Floating Figures on Pink, 1966
18 x 24
1800.00

17. Agnes Robertson
Untitled: Pink Bird People, 1968
16 x 19-3/4
1675.00 (sold)

18. Agnes Robertson
Bicycle Rider, 1969
16 x 19-3/4
1675.00

19. Agnes Robertson
Untitled: Helping Hand, 1967
18 x 24
1800.00

20. Agnes Robertson
Creatures in a Cave, 1968
19-3/4 X 16
1750.00

21. Agnes Robertson
In the Park, 1966
16-3/4 x 14
1450.00

22. Francis Toole
Garden Prison, 2014
17 x 12 x 12
525.00

23. Francis Toole
Eden, 2015
30 x 20 x 11, with painted wooden inset
850.00

24. Francis Toole
Death of a Garden, 2014
14 X 12 X 12
525.00

25. Francis Toole
Cat Bird, 2015
48 x 20 x 20
2000.00

26. Francis Toole
Bird in the Bush I, 2015
15 x 15 x 17
400.00

27. Agnes Robertson
Untitled: Contented Apparitions, 1967
18 x 24
1850.00

28. Francis Toole
Study for Butterfly and Friend, 2014
22 x 12 x 12
450.00

29. Agnes Robertson
Out from the Woods, 1968
18 x 24
1950.00

30. Agnes Robertson
Birds in the Midnight Forest, 1966
16-3/4 x 14
1450.00

31. Agnes Robertson
Woodland People on Stumps, 1968
16-3/4 x 14
1450.00


• All paintings by Agnes Robertson are acrylic on paper.
• All dimensions are in inches, height precedes width.
• All works are signed and titled by the artist unless noted otherwise.
• Works are framed with conservation materials.
• Additional works available through Meibohm Fine Arts.
• Agnes Robertson’s website: agnesrobertson.com



• All sculptures by Francis Toole are created with 280 or 300lb. cotton rag paper.
• All sculpture dimensions are in inches – height precedes width, then depth.
• All works are signed and titled by the artist.
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