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Lot #109

Artist Gordon Appelbe Smith
Title Seascape
Media watercolour on paper
Dated ca. 1979
Size 18.75 x 22.75 in. / 47.6 x 57.8 cm.
Frame Size 29 x 32.5 x 1.5 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed lower right; bears title and date on gallery label verso; framed with archival mat and special glass

Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, label verso; from a Calgary estate

Hammer $1,100 Estimate $1,500/$2,500

Biographical Information
Gordon Appelbe Smith ~ [b.1919] Canadian BCSA, CGP, CPE, RCA
see Gordon Smith Don't Look Back, by I.Thom, Black Dog Pub., 2014; Gordon Smith: The Act of Painting, by I. M. Thom and A. Hunter, Douglas & McIntyre, 1997; Gordon Smith Recent Work by K.Wallace, V.A.G., 1988; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.423 as well as N.G.C. Vol.III, by R.Hubbard, pg. 283 for biography and other examples; 1975-76 The Canadian Canvas, by Time Canada Ltd., 1975; included in 7 West Coast Painters, by I.McNairn, Fine Arts Gallery, U.B.C., 1959; see also Westbridge, Vol.4, pg. 30; 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; brother of Donald Appelbe Smith; co-founder of Artists for Kids Trust in 1989, with Jack Shadbolt and Bill Reid; see website at www.smithfoundation.ca for ongoing charitable arts-related work of Gordon and his wife, Marion