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Lot #209

Artist Christopher Cran
Title Hand, Spray Can and Spray
Media charcoal and chalk on paper
Dated 1984
Size 18 x 29.75 in. / 45.7 x 75.6 cm.
Frame Size 32.75 x 44.5 x 1.5 in.

signed and dated lower right; framed with archival mat

illustrated on page 28 in Chris Cran: Surveying the Damage 1977-1997 published by Kelowna Art Gallery, 1998; check out Explore, by Chris Cran on from March 31 - June 11 at the Whyte Museum, Banff)

private collection, Calgary

Sold $4,388 Estimate $2,000/$4,000

Biographical Information
Christopher Cran ~ [b.1949] Canadian RCA
Chris Cran RCA is a Canadian visual artist living in Calgary, Alberta. He graduated in 1979 from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Nickle Art Galleries at the University of Calgary, Glenbow Museum [2019], Mylona Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland [2018] and at the National Gallery of Canada [2016] in a large survey exhibition [1984-2016] that combined exhibitions from the Art Gallery of Alberta [2015] and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery [2015]. He received the ACAD Alumni Award of Excellence in 2011 and the Doug and Lois Mitchell Outstanding Calgary Artist Award in 2014. As well, he was awarded the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Lawrence J. Burpee Medal in 2018. In 2021 he was awarded an Honorary Master of Fine Art from the Alberta University of the Arts. He is represented by Trepanier Baer Gallery in Calgary, Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto and Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles

see artist's website at chriscran.com

see Heads, various, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, 1992; Chris Cran Paintings: 1993-1996, by N. Tousley, Art Gallery of Peel, 1996; Chris Cran, by J.Drouin-Brisebois, R.Doherty, B.McCulloch, N.Tousley and W.Wood, National Gallery of Canada, 2016; biography and other example in A Measure of Success: Graduates of the Alberta College of Art 1963-1984, by V.Greenfield, 19, A.C.A.D., 1985 and Contemporary '88 Calgary, by M.B.Laviolette, pg.56, Olympic Arts Festival, 1988; see Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexikon, Band 22, pg. 167, K.G. Saur Verlag Munchen-Leipzig, 1983-2009; 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