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Lot #222

Artist Alex Janvier
Title Head of Heads
Media gouache on paper
Size 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 19.7 x 24.1 cm.
Frame Size 13.75 x 16 x 1 in.

signed lower left; bears title on gallery label verso; two small brown spots upper centre; some fading noted; some yellowing in margins; framed with archival mat; minor handling marks on frame

Frame/Craft, Edmonton, label verso; private collection, Victoria

Hammer $2,000 Estimate $2,000/$2,500

Biographical Information
Alex Janvier ~ [b.1935] Canadian RCA
see The Art of Alex Janvier: His First Thirty Years, 1960-1990, by L.Martin, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, 1993; Alex Janvier, by Greg Hill, National Gallery of Canada,2016; as well as Founders of the A.C.A., by V.Greenfield, pg.24 and 86; Time for Dialogue, by J.Cardinal-Schubert, pg.17, Calgary Aboriginal Awareness Society, 1992; see Dict. of Canadian Artists, by C.MacDonald, Vol.3, pg.540; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.2, pg.76, Westbridge Pub., 2000 and Artists of Alberta, by S.Baker, pg.30, U. of A. Press, 1980 for biographies; exhibited at Wallace Galleries, Calgary among others; member of the Alberta Order of Excellence, inducted 2010 and Member of the Order of Canada, inducted 2007; was awarded the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2008