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Lot #18

Artist William [Bill] Roy Brownridge
Title Hockey in Skirts - Banff 1912
Media acrylic on canvas
Size 24 x 36 in. / 61 x 91.4 cm.
Frame Size 35 x 47.25 x 2 in.

signed lower left; titled verso; framed

from the Estate of Dr. Joan Snyder, a prominent Calgary philanthropist; proceeds from this work will help fulfill Joan's wishes to support the University of Calgary. To read more about Dr. Joan Snyder, visit the University of Calgary's Memoriam

Sold $11,700 Estimate $3,000/$5,000

Biographical Information
William [Bill] Roy Brownridge ~ [b.1932] Canadian ASA
Bill Brownridge was born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan in 1932. He was born with a condition called Spina bifida. His inability to participate sparked his interest in creating art that reflected his passion for hockey. He graduated from Alberta College of Art in 1957 and became a professional graphic designer. In 1981 Brownridge received a commission from the Calgary Winter Olympic Development Association to create a series of silkscreens depicting winter Olympic games. They were used as part of Calgary’s presentation for 1988 Winter Olympics. In 1993, he was commissioned to design new uniforms for the Calgary Flames Hockey Team. He fully retired from working as a commercial artist in 1995 to become a full time artist and write. His first book "The Moccasin Goalie" was published in 1995 and has published several more books since.

artist's website heartofhockey.com
article in Canadian Golden West, by P.Befus, Vol.XIII, No.5; biography in Biographical Dict. of Saskatchewan Artists - Men, by M.Newman, pg.36, Fifth House Pub., 1994 and Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.1, pg.49, Westbridge Pub., 1999; 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; represented by Gibson Fine Art, Calgary, Canada House Gallery, Banff and others