Léon Bellefleur

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Léon Bellefleur

1910 - 2007
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Léon Bellefleur was born in Montreal in 1910 and pursued a teaching career there while studying at the École des beaux-arts. In 1948 he signed the manifesto Prisme d'Yeux, along with Alfred Pellan and Jacques de Tonnancour. This was intended to rival the Refus Global which was published later that year.

Greatly influenced by Surrealism and the work of Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miró, Léon Bellefleur's oeuvre is characterized by rich lyrical abstraction and strong graphical automatism. After retiring from teaching in 1954, Bellefleur's aesthetic became more introspective and intuitive, evolving into a unique sensibility and spontaneity through various mediums (oil, gouache, watercolour and lithography). His paintings exemplify his superb stylistic mastery, in which colour, movement and forms are dynamically combined to create a single grand gesture.

Bellefleur's works have been featured in numerous international exhibits over the years and have been acquired by major public and private collections worldwide.

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Capricorne
32 1/2 x 24 1/2in 82.5 x 62.2cm
oil on canvas

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

At Heffel's November 2016 - 9th Session auction on Saturday, November 26, 2016
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Mer du sud
32 1/4 x 40 1/4in 81.9 x 102.2cm
oil on linen

Estimate:  $15,000 - $20,000 CDN
Sold for:   $31,250 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2017 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Métamorphose II
39 1/2 x 32in 100.3 x 81.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $12,000 - $16,000 CDN
Sold for:   $23,400 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2013 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 28, 2013
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Fleurs fragiles
46 x 35in 116.8 x 88.9cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $10,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $19,550 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's September 2007 - 2nd Session auction on Saturday, September 29, 2007
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Les Alpilles
19 3/4 x 23 3/4in 50.2 x 60.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $9,000 - $12,000 CDN
Sold for:   $18,880 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2014 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Émeraudes de nuit
17 x 23in 43.2 x 58.4cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $9,000 - $12,000 CDN
Sold for:   $17,550 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2013 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Souvenirs de Mont St-Michel
25 3/4 x 21 1/4in 65.4 x 54cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $12,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $16,100 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2007 auction on Friday, November 23, 2007
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Les écluses
25 3/4 x 32in 65.4 x 81.3cm
acrylic on canvas

Estimate:  $12,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $14,950 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2008 auction on Thursday, May 22, 2008
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Le cygne bleu
21 x 25 1/2in 53.3 x 64.8cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $10,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $14,040 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2010 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, November 25, 2010
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Joyeux triangles
26 x 32in 66 x 81.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $9,000 - $12,000 CDN
Sold for:   $13,800 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's May 2008 - 2nd session auction on Saturday, May 31, 2008
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