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Lot #4

Artist Maxwell Bennett Bates
Title Clothesline
Media oil on paper board
Dated 1946
Size 12 x 14 in. / 30.5 x 35.6 cm.
Frame Size 17 x 19 x 1.5 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed and dated lower right; framed

catalogue No.2 in the artist's first solo exhibition at Canadian Art Galleries in Calgary, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 1947; Bates painted the just after returning from the war and joining his father's architectural firm in Calgary, 1946; Max Bates Landscapes, by Nancy Townshend)

from the Skinner family, Calgary

Hammer $5,500 Estimate $3,000/$4,000

Biographical Information
Maxwell Bennett Bates ~ [1906-1980] Canadian ASA, CGP, CSPWC, RCA
see Maxwell Bates, Retrospective Exhibition, by R.Bloore, Norman Mackenzie, 1961; Maxwell Bates, by C.Graham, AGGV, 1966; Maxwell Bates, by F.Eckhardt, WAG, 1968; Maxwell Bates, in Retrospect, by T.Guernsey, VAG, 1973; Maxwell Bates, A Retrospective, by I.Thom, AGGV, 1982; Maxwell Bates: Landscapes 1948-1978, by N.Townshend, Medicine Hat Art Gallery, 1982; Maxwell Bates, Biography of an Artist, by K.Snow, U. of Calgary Press; Maxwell Bates: Canada's Premier Expressionist of the 20th Century, by N.Townshend, 2005; wrote and illustrated A Wilderness of Days, by Maxwell Bates, Sono Nis Press, 1978; biography in Benezit, Tome 1, pg.506