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Lot #86

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Forest Interior, B.C.
Media oil on paper board
Size 16 x 12 in. / 40.6 x 30.5 cm.
Frame Size 21.75 x 17.75 x 1.5 in.

Place Absentee Bid

unsigned; bears title on gallery label verso; bears 21 different names verso; framed

this was likely a gift to one of the artist's students when he was teaching in Vancouver; according to the consignor, at the end of each semester the class held a draw and one student would win a painting by their teacher Arthur Lismer, then all of the students would sign the back of the painting as a memento)

gift from the artist and by descent; Galerie d'art Michel Bigue, St. Sauveur and Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto, labels verso

Sold $14,040 Estimate $12,000/$15,000

Biographical Information
Arthur Lismer ~ [1885-1969] Canadian CSPWC, OSA, RCA
see Arthur Lismer Paintings 1913-1949, by S.Key, Art Gallery of Toronto, 1950; September Gale, a Study of Arthur Lismer, by J.McLeish, Dent and Sons, 1955; Bright Land - A Warm Look at Arthur Lismer, by L.Darroch, Merritt Pub., 1981; Arthur Lismer Nova Scotia, 1916-1919, by G.Kelly, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 1983; Canadian Jungle: the Later Works of Arthur Lismer, by D.Reid, A.G.O., 1985; A New Angle on Canadian Art, by I.Thom, McMichael Canadian Collection, 1985; N.G.C. Vol.III, by R.Hubbard, pg.172; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.244; biography in Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, by E.Benezit, Tome 6, pg.694; The Group of Seven in Western Canada, by C.Mastin, pg.44; listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website