Created By: Township of Minden Hills
Haytime is an oil on canvas painting depicting the Hamilton Farm along South Lake Road, just outside of Minden.
You may be wondering, how did an internationally renowned artist begin painting fields in Minden? Our story is just getting started...
Andre Lapine was born in Skujene, Riga (Russia), Latvia in 1866. Lapine began to show a great interest in art from a very young age, going on to study fine arts in various European countries as he grew up. Lapine had the ability to capture an image with simple, strong strokes, as is clearly illustrated through his sketches and brushwork noted here.
Lapine took his experiences and created a unique and identifiable style, which added to the definition of Canadian art.
This point of interest is part of the tour: The Lapine Lap