Sampson Matthews Silkscreens

Main Street

Thomas Keith Roberts

Sampson Matthews Silkscreen 1953

Framed Size 34.5 x 27.5 in.


Tom Roberts, 1908 – 1998

Being the grandson of Samuel Roberts (founder of the Roberts Gallery in 1842), Canadian artist Thomas Keith Roberts spent much time in the gallery during his youth and had resolved, by the age of eight, to become an artist.

In ‘Main Street’, Roberts invites one to enter the painting by way of a small street, beckoning the viewer to walk directly in to the painting and take part in the daily life, activities and culture of this small ‘anywhere Canadian’ village.