Adrian Dingle, RCA, 1911-1974


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After School | Adrian Dingle

After School | Adrian Dingle

Oil on Masonite
Size: 24" x 30"
Price: SOLD


Details: Circa 1949-1955. Signed lower right. Adrian Dingle artist label on verso with title "After School," Credit River Valley (near the Mississauga Golf Club). Signed second time on verso. Original wood frame, with overall measurements of 30.5" by 36.5".
Provenance: Private Collection.
Condition: Excellent

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Mid-Summer Birches | Adrian Dingle

Mid-Summer Birches | Adrian Dingle

Mid-Summer Birches, Lake Baptiste, Ont.
Oil on Masonite
Size: 12" x 16"
Price: SOLD


Details: Circa 1950s. Signed lower right. Adrian Dingle artist label on verso with title. Original wood frame,  22" by 25"
Provenance: Private Collection; The Collector's Gallery, Calgary.
Condition: Excellent

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Silver Morning | Adrian Dingle

Silver Morning | Adrian Dingle

Oil on Masonite
Size: 10" x 16"
Price: SOLD


Details: Circa 1950s. Signed lower right. Adrian Dingle artist label on verso with title "Silver Morning, Isle of Quinte, Ont." Original wood frame,  18" by 23"
Provenance: Private Collection; Gallery Gevik, Toronto, label.
Condition: Very good.

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Tranquil Harbour | Adrian Dingle

Tranquil Harbour | Adrian Dingle

Oil on Masonite
Size: 16" x 20"
Price: SOLD


Details: Painted circa 1949-1955. Signed lower right. Adrian Dingle artist label on verso, with title "Tranquil Harbour, Port Credit, Ont" along with original price. Inventory #E149. Framed, with overall measurements of 22.5" by 26.5"
Provenance: Private Collection.
Condition of Painting: Excellent

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April | Adrian Dingle

April | Adrian Dingle

Oil on Masonite
Size: 20" x 26"
Price: SOLD


Details: Painted 1949. Signed lower right. Title and Adrian Dingle signature on verso, along with label showing this painting was formerly in the "Lending Library of Canadian Art, of the London Public Library and Art Museum." Original wood frame, with overall measurements of 26.5" by 32".
Provenance: Private Collection.
Condition of Painting: Excellent

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Prelude to Spring | Adrian Dingle

Prelude to Spring | Adrian Dingle

Oil on panel
Size: 20" x 26"
Price: SOLD


Details: Circa late 1950s/early 1960s. Signed lower left. Original wood frame, with overall measurements of 28" by 34". Artist label on verso with title and original price.
Provenance: Private Collection.
Condition: Excellent

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Sand | Adrian Dingle

Sand | Adrian Dingle

Acrylic on Masonite
Size: 24" x 18"
Price: SOLD


Details: Signed lower right. Framed, measures approximately 32 X 26 inches
Provenance: Private Collection. Adrian Dingle artist label on verso, with title "Sand," and original price.

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Cold November | Adrian Dingle

Cold November | Adrian Dingle

Oil on Masonite
Size: 20" x 26"
Price: SOLD

Details: Signed lower right. Framed, measures approximately 26 X 32 inches
Provenance: Private Collection, T. Eaton Gallery. Adrian Dingle artist label on verso, with title "Cold November" Port Credit, Ont., and original price. The T. Eaton Gallery label with artist name, title, size and price.

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Port Hood | Adrian Dingle

Port Hood | Adrian Dingle

Oil on Board
Size: 9" x 12"
Price: SOLD

Details: Signed lower left. Framed, measures 14.5 X 17.5 inches
Provenance: Private Collection. Adrian Dingle artist label on verso, with title "Port Hood" Cape Breton Island, and original price. Separate label also lists title, artist and price.

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May Day Cataract Falls | Adrian Dingle

May Day Cataract Falls | Adrian Dingle

Oil on Board
Size: 9" x 12"
Price: SOLD

Details: Signed lower left. Framed, measures 14.5 X 17.5 inches
Provenance: Private Collection. Adrian Dingle artist label on verso, with title "May Day Cataract Falls" Cataract, Ont., and original price. Separate label also lists title, artist and price.

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Three Bows & A Stern | Adrian Dingle

Three Bows & A Stern | Adrian Dingle

Oil on Masonite
Size: 11.5" x 20.5"
Price: SOLD

Details: Signed lower right. Framed, measures 21 X 30 inches
Provenance: Private Collection, Adrian Dingle Gallery Label

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Frozen Light | Adrian Dingle

Frozen Light | Adrian Dingle

Oil on Board
Size: 19.5" x 33.5"
Price: SOLD

Details: Signed lower left. Framed, measures 29 X 43 inches
Provenance: Private Collection, Remnant of Whitten Gallery label

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Adrian Dingle is known for painting landscapes,
marine subjects, figure studies and portraits.

 

Biography
John Adrian Darley Dingle was born in Barmouth, North Wales. He came to Canada with his parents in 1914 and settled in Oakville, Ontario.

Adrian Dingle left an insurance job to study art and, in 1931, took instruction from J.W. Beatty at the summer school of the Ontario College of Art.

Adrian Dingle later went to England where he worked as an illustrator, studying art in his free time under James Bateman and John Mansbridge. He exhibited portraits with the London Portrait Society.

On his return to Canada, Adrian Dingle became a regular exhibitor at Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) art shows and with other groups. Much of his work was sold through the T. Eaton Company’s Fine Art Gallery in downtown Toronto.

Adrian Dingle continued to work as an illustrator, and also taught art in Kitchener and Etobicoke.

Prolific Painter

Much of Adrian Dingle’s painting was done in oils, and later acrylic, and he was known as a prolific painter.

During the summers, Adrian Dingle travelled to the East coast where he painted Cape Breton Island and other areas. During the win­ter, the painter seldom went beyond a 50-mile radius of Toronto. Adrian Dingle also painted overseas in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Massachusetts.

Adrian Dingle became an OSA member in 1961 and served as president from 1967-70. Adrian Dingle became a Royal Canadian Academy of Art member in 1968.

Nelvana of the Northern Lights

Adrian Dingle is also known as the creator and artist behind the Second World War comic book, Nelvana of the Northern Lights, which featured a female superhero fighting for justice. Nelvana was one of the world’s first female superheroes. (See blog post on Nelvana of the Northern Lights)

Adrian Dingle’s work is represented in Ontario museums, as well as corporate and private collections.

Source:  A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, volumes 1-8 by Colin S. MacDonald, and volume 9 (online only), by Anne Newlands and Judith Parker. National Gallery of Canada, Artists in Canada database.