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Lot #69

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Little Dead Pine, Georgian Bay
Media oil on wood board
Dated 1947
Size 12 x 15.75 in. / 30.5 x 40 cm.
Frame Size 18.25 x 22.25 x 2.25 in.

Place Absentee Bid

Notes
signed and dated lower right; signed, titled and dated verso; framed

Reference
'It is clear that the joy in making [the Georgian Bay paintings] for Lismer lay in the opportunity to draw from material paint such brilliant creations of pure light and colour, to wrestle from crashing hues and contrasting tones an image that often seems raw in its parts but is always in formal terms finally a resolved, complete thing.'- Canadian Jungle: The Later Works of Arthur Lismer.)

Provenance
Agghazy Gallery, Calgary, label verso; from the Skinner family, Calgary

Hammer $27,500 Estimate $15,000/$20,000

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

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