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Lot #115.1

Artist Arthur Lismer
Title Untitled - Forest Floor
Media oil on wood board
Size 17.75 x 14 in. / 45.1 x 35.6 cm.
Frame Size 23.75 x 19.75 x 2 in.

signed lower left; framed

Lismer first travelled west to Lake O'Hara area in 1928 and again in 1935 on a lecture tour under the auspices of the National Gallery of Canada. He also travelled to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. - on page 23 in Canadian Jungle: The Later Works of Arthur Lismer by Dennis Reid, published by Art Gallery of Ontario, 1985)

Galerie Bernard Desroches, Montreal, copy of appraisal from 1988 attached verso

Sold $21,060 Estimate $12,000/$15,000

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; 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