Joseph Francis Plaskett (1918 – 2014, Canadian)

Lizzie von Rummel, Banff

Lizzie von Rummel, Banff

Gift of Don Cockerton, Calgary, 2017

Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Joseph Plaskett studied at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver School of Art before coming to Banff and studying at the Banff School of Fine Art under A.Y. Jackson in 1945. It is unclear how or when he knew Elizabeth (Lizzie) von Rummel, but this portrait displays Plaskett’s tendency of romanticized impressionism often exhibited in his still lifes.