Post Romano, Fool's Paradise 1948
"My home is my greatest work of art."
Doris McCarthy was a revered and talented landscape painter who inspired generations of Canadian artists. As a teacher, McCarthy spent her summers during the 1930s and 1940s painting in the Gaspé. In 1948, McCarthy travelled south to Gloucester where she discovered a painter that so excited and influenced her that she began using colour much more vividly and courageously. This hallmark painting of Fool's Paradise – McCarthy’s home and studio – was painted after her visit to Romano's studio in the summer of 1948, and became known as Post Romano, Fool's Paradise. This poster bears the logo of the Ontario Heritage Foundation (now the Ontario Heritage Trust). A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Trust. In 1998, McCarthy donated Fool's Paradise to the Ontario Heritage Trust.
The poster is a unique size, measuring 22 inches by 22 inches (56 centimetres by 56 centimetres).