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Artist William [Bill] Roy Brownridge
Title Bessborough [Castle on the Saskatchewan, Bessborough CN Hotel Saskatoon]
Media acrylic on wood board
Dated 1975
Size 18.75 x 23.75 in. / 47.6 x 60.3 cm.
Frame Size 28 x 33 x 1.25 in.
Sold $350 Estimate $600 - $800

Notes
signed and dated lower left; titled verso; framed

Provenance
Canada House Gallery, Banff, label verso; from the Estate of Dr. Joan Snyder, a prominent Calgary philanthropist; proceeds from this work will help fulfill Joan's wishes to support the University of Calgary. To read more about Dr. Joan Snyder, visit the University of Calgary's Memoriam


Biographical Information
William [Bill] Roy Brownridge ~ [1932-2024] Canadian ASA
Bill Brownridge was born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan in 1932. He was born with a condition called Spina bifida. His inability to participate sparked his interest in creating art that reflected his passion for hockey. He graduated from Alberta College of Art in 1957 and became a professional graphic designer. In 1981 Brownridge received a commission from the Calgary Winter Olympic Development Association to create a series of silkscreens depicting winter Olympic games. They were used as part of Calgary’s presentation for 1988 Winter Olympics. In 1993, he was commissioned to design new uniforms for the Calgary Flames Hockey Team. He fully retired from working as a commercial artist in 1995 to become a full time artist and write. His first book "The Moccasin Goalie" was published in 1995 and he has published several more books since.

For more biographical information and examples of work see artist's website at Heart of Hockey; see also a 2024 interview about Brownridge with Shawn Roarke of the NHL at NHL; biography in Biographical Dict. of Saskatchewan Artists - Men, by M.Newman, pg.36, Fifth House Pub., 1994 and Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.1, pg.49, Westbridge Pub., 1999; 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 at Artists in Canada; represented by Gibson Fine Art, Calgary, Canada House Gallery, Banff and others

Historical Results for this Artist

Sold
CAD $350 - Paddle # 5861
Bidding History
Paddle #
Date
Amount
5861
5/17/2024 7:05:52 AM
CAD $350
100829
5/10/2024 9:11:56 PM
CAD $325
5861
5/10/2024 9:11:55 PM
CAD $300
100829
5/9/2024 10:36:57 AM
CAD $275
102462
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $250
100829
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $240
102462
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $230
100829
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $220
102462
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $210
100829
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $200
102462
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $190
100829
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $180
102462
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $170
100829
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $160
102462
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $150
100829
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $140
102462
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $130
100829
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $120
102462
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $110
100829
5/9/2024 10:36:56 AM
CAD $100

Biographical Information
William [Bill] Roy Brownridge ~ [1932-2024] Canadian ASA
Bill Brownridge was born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan in 1932. He was born with a condition called Spina bifida. His inability to participate sparked his interest in creating art that reflected his passion for hockey. He graduated from Alberta College of Art in 1957 and became a professional graphic designer. In 1981 Brownridge received a commission from the Calgary Winter Olympic Development Association to create a series of silkscreens depicting winter Olympic games. They were used as part of Calgary’s presentation for 1988 Winter Olympics. In 1993, he was commissioned to design new uniforms for the Calgary Flames Hockey Team. He fully retired from working as a commercial artist in 1995 to become a full time artist and write. His first book "The Moccasin Goalie" was published in 1995 and he has published several more books since.

For more biographical information and examples of work see artist's website at Heart of Hockey; see also a 2024 interview about Brownridge with Shawn Roarke of the NHL at NHL; biography in Biographical Dict. of Saskatchewan Artists - Men, by M.Newman, pg.36, Fifth House Pub., 1994 and Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.1, pg.49, Westbridge Pub., 1999; 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 at Artists in Canada; represented by Gibson Fine Art, Calgary, Canada House Gallery, Banff and others

Historical Results for this Artist

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