Ivan Kenneth Eyre

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Ivan Kenneth Eyre

1935 -
RCA

Ivan Kenneth Eyre was born in 1935 in Tullymet, Saskatchewan. He studied under Ernest Lindner at the Saskatoon Technical Collegiate and under Eli Bornstein at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1957. He taught at the University of Manitoba from 1959 to 1993. During this time, he travelled to Europe for two years on a Canada Council Grant beginning in 1965, became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1974, and received the Queen's Silver Jubilee medal in 1977.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery held a retrospective exhibition of Eyre's work, Ivan Eyre: Exposition, in 1980 which traveled through Canada and to London and Paris, and in 1988 the Winnipeg Art Gallery mounted the exhibition Ivan Eyre: Personal Mythologies, which traveled to, and became the first exhibition at, the new National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Ivan Eyre's works are most often created from memories and ideas from within the artist's own psyche, rather than being realistic representations of his subject matter. He has painted figurative works, still lifes, personal mythologies, portraits and - the part of his oeuvre he is best known for - meticulously detailed panoramic landscapes.

In 1998 the Pavilion Museum opened in Winnipeg, with the third floor dedicated as the Ivan Eyre Gallery. Eyre donated 200 paintings, 5,000 drawings and 16 sculptures, making this gallery the largest permanent collection of his works in the world. Eyre also donated nine large-scale bronze sculptures to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in 2010, now housed in their sculpture garden. Eyre has had over 65 solo and 250 group exhibitions across Canada and around the world and is represented in numerous public, private and corporate collections worldwide.

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Red Rough
56 x 64 1/8in 142.2 x 162.9cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate:  $60,000 - $80,000 CDN
Sold for:   $354,000 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2015 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 26, 2015
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Uplands
56 x 79in 142.2 x 200.6cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate:  $40,000 - $60,000 CDN
Sold for:   $318,600 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2014 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 27, 2014
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White Path
45 x 39in 114.3 x 99.1cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate:  $40,000 - $60,000 CDN
Sold for:   $121,250 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2017 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Rainy River
77 1/4 x 66 1/2in 196.2 x 168.9cm
1978
acrylic on canvas

Estimate:  $40,000 - $60,000 CDN
Sold for:   $121,250 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2017 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Floodwood
56 x 64in 142.2 x 162.5cm
1979
acrylic on canvas

Estimate:  $25,000 - $35,000 CDN
Sold for:   $106,200 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2015 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Cloud Front
60 1/2 x 45in 153.7 x 114.3cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate:  $35,000 - $45,000 CDN
Sold for:   $49,725 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2010 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 25, 2010
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Rolling Hills
56 x 64in 142.2 x 162.5cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate:  $45,000 - $55,000 CDN
Sold for:   $48,875 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2008 auction on Thursday, May 22, 2008
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Icon North
24 x 15 1/2 x 11 1/2in 61 x 39.4 x 29.2cm
bronze sculpture

Estimate:  $10,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $32,450 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2016 - 4th Session auction on Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Hill Mist
56 x 60in 142.2 x 152.4cm
1986
acrylic on canvas

Estimate:  $27,500 - $32,500 CDN
Sold for:   $31,625 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's March 2003 auction on Saturday, March 29, 2003
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Bird Wrap
24 x 12 x 13in 61 x 30.5 x 33cm
bronze sculpture

Estimate:  $10,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $29,500 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2016 - 4th Session auction on Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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