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Lot #6

Artist Maxwell Bennett Bates
Title West Indian Puppets
Media oil on canvas
Dated 1972
Size 24 x 35.75 in. / 61 x 90.8 cm.
Frame Size 29 x 41 x 1.5 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed and dated upper right; titled verso; framed

exhibition label Maxwell Bates: The Crossroads of Expressionism, February 2004 - June 2006, Edmonton Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria attached verso)

The Art Emporium, Vancouver, label verso

Estimate $20,000/$30,000

Biographical Information
Maxwell Bennett Bates ~ [1906-1980] Canadian ASA, CGP, CSPWC, RCA
see Maxwell Bates, Retrospective Exhibition, by R.Bloore, Norman Mackenzie, 1961; Maxwell Bates, by C.Graham, AGGV, 1966; Maxwell Bates, by F.Eckhardt, WAG, 1968; Maxwell Bates, in Retrospect, by T.Guernsey, VAG, 1973; Maxwell Bates, A Retrospective, by I.Thom, AGGV, 1982; Maxwell Bates: Landscapes 1948-1978, by N.Townshend, Medicine Hat Art Gallery, 1982; Maxwell Bates, Biography of an Artist, by K.Snow, U. of Calgary Press; Maxwell Bates: Canada's Premier Expressionist of the 20th Century, by N.Townshend, 2005; wrote and illustrated A Wilderness of Days, by Maxwell Bates, Sono Nis Press, 1978; biography in Benezit, Tome 1, pg.506