Mystery donor gives Hamilton painting to Mohawk College

Fennell Campus now has Hamilton artist E. Robert Ross's View of Hamilton on display.
Artist E. Robert Ross (right) and Mohawk College president Rob MacIsaac with Ross's painting, View of Hamilton. (Courtesy Mohawk College)

Mohawk College has received a large gift, but who gave it remains a mystery.

An anonymous donor has given a piece of artwork depicting one of Hamilton’s scenic gems: the view of the city skyline from the Mountain.

E. Robert Ross’s painting, titled View of Hamilton, captures this view with a mix of blue and white sky, generous greenery and city structures.

His painting, which was completed in 2012, is 1.6 metres by 3.6 metres acrylics on hardboard.

The painting was unveiled at Mohawk College on Wednesday.

"The generosity of an anonymous donor and the creative talent of E. Robert Ross have brought another inspiration work of art to our campus," said Mohawk president Rob MacIsaac. "Our college is proud to showcase and celebrate the great work of outstanding local artists."

Ross has been a full-time landscape artist since 1975. He is currently a member of the Council of Governors of the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Board of Directors of the Dundas Valley School of Art.

His creation will be on display at Fennell campus.