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Lot #101

Artist Mildred Valley Thornton
Title Helen, Widow of Almighty Voice, Cree [Old Blind Helen]
Media oil on canvas board
Dated 1945
Size 23 x 18 in. / 58.4 x 45.7 cm.
Frame Size 30 x 25.25 x 1.5 in.

Place Absentee Bid

Notes
signed lower left; signed, titled, dated and inscribed 'painted at One Arrow Reserve, Duck Lake 1945'

Reference
see an interesting description of the artist meeting Helen on page 48 and illustrated page 112 in Buffalo People, Portraits of a Vanishing Nation by Mildred Valley Thornton, Hancock House, 2000; illustrated on page 99 of The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton - [4th book in] The Unheralded Artists of B.C., by Sheryl Salloum, published by Mother Tongue Publishing Ltd., Salt Spring Island, 2011)

Provenance
Westbridge Fine Art, Vancouver, label verso; private collection, British Columbia

Sold $1,989 Estimate $3,000/$4,000

Biographical Information
Mildred Valley Thornton ~ [1890-1967] Canadian
see Mildred Valley Thornton, 1890-1967, by Butler Galleries and Westbridge Fine Arts; The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton, by Sheryl Salloum; Mother Tongue Publishing Limited, Salt Spring Island, 2011; biographies in Biographical Dict. of Saskatchewan Artists - Women, by M.Newman, pg.252; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.4, pg.63, Westbridge Pub., 2003; included in British Columbia Women Artists 1885-1985, by N.Tuele, A.G.G.V.; exhibition list in M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.375

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