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Lot #23

Artist William A. Cameron
Title Untitled - Lunch Break
Media grey and green stone carving
Dated 1978
Size 10 x 23.5 x 9 in. / 25.4 x 59.7 x 22.9 cm.

Place Absentee Bid

signed dated and inscribed 'REY" and '400' along bottom; minor handling marks noted; weighs [86 lbs]

a geologist friend wrote about the composition of the stone [without seeing it in person] 'The rock type is soapstone, predominately comprised of the mineral talc and a hardness on Moh’s scale of 1 [out of 10- diamond] with minor other phyllite [ie chlorite] and amphibole minerals and in this case with some natural iron oxide staining. It is likely the stone came from the greater Revelstoke area where there are known occurrences. I Googled William [Bill] Cameron and came across an article about him. He was a logger who came across a deposit of serpentine/soapstone while building a logging road and with some friends took up stone carving. Grizzly bears are appropriate since he apparently came across them often.')

commissioned directly from the artist; private collection, Calgary

Hammer $1,300 Estimate $2,000/$3,000

Biographical Information
William A. Cameron ~ [b.1924] Canadian
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