TOLLER CRANSTON

(Apr 20, 1949 - Jan 24, 2015)

Toller Cranston was widely acclaimed as the most influential figure skater of this century. Born in Hamilton, Ontario on April 20, 1949, his birthday falls between the astrological sign of the sportsmen (Aries) and the artist (Taurus). He was, perhaps as a consequence, something of a modern-day Renaissance man.

Toller began figure skating at the age of seven. As an amateur, and later a professional skater, Toller’s striking and innovative style captured the imagination of skating enthusiasts around the world. Often described as “the skater of the century", Toller’s presence and impact have been compared to that of Nijinsky and Nureyev.

From an early age Toller’s temperament found another expression in painting, shaped by attendance at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montreal from 1965 to 1967. His development as a painter has led to numerous one-man exhibitions in Europe & North America.

TOLLER  CRANSTON 14X18
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Oil on Canvas  
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14 x 18 in
TOLLER  CRANSTON Blue Winter Sentry
Blue Winter Sentry
Oil on Canvas  
48 x 48 in
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TOLLER  CRANSTON Czar_s Winter Ride
Czar's Winter Ride
Oil on Canvas  
31.5 x 35.5 in
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TOLLER  CRANSTON Engagement Escape
Engagement Escape
Oil on Canvas  
35.5 x 43.5 in
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TOLLER  CRANSTON Gentle Abduction
Gentle Abduction
Oil on Canvas  
36 x 36 in
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TOLLER  CRANSTON Grand Arabesque
Grand Arabesque
Oil on Canvas  
12 x 12 in
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TOLLER  CRANSTON Me and my Pet
Me and my Pet
Oil on Canvas  
12 x 12 in
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TOLLER  CRANSTON Me_ Alone in Winter
Me, Alone in Winter
Oil on Canvas  
16 x 17.5 in
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TOLLER  CRANSTON Rod City Scape
Rod City Scape
Oil on Canvas  
12 x 12 in
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