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Lot #211.1

Artist Alex Janvier
Title Peter's Party
Media coloured pencil crayon on paper
Dated 1974
Size 23 x 30.25 in. / 58.4 x 76.8 cm.
Frame Size 30 x 37.5 x 1.5 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed and dated lower left; bears title on gallery label verso; framed with archival mat; laid down on paper board

probably painted for a friend and architect Peter Hemingway; see page 48-49 in book Alex Janvier by Greg Hill, National Gallery of Canada, 2016 regarding this interesting partnership; the years 1974 and 1975 were particularly productive for Janvier, with new works included in many group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States and England, as well as a touring exhibition in Belgium and France organized by the Alberta Art Foundation - The Art of Alex Janvier: His First Thirty Years; This piece was possibly done for friend and architect Peter Hemingway who he collaborated with on multiple occasions. To read about this interesting partnership, see pages 48-49 in Alex Janvier by Greg Hill, NGC)

from a central Alberta estate

Hammer $5,000 Estimate $8,000/$10,000

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