René Jean Richard

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René Jean Richard

1895 - 1982
OC RCA

René Richard was born in 1895 in Switzerland. His father was an engraver and his mother came from a family of artists. They moved to Montreal in 1909 and two years later relocated to Cold Lake, Alberta. While still a teenager, Richard began making trips into the bush and became a fur trapper, as well as working in his father’s general store. Richard was drawn to the Canadian wilderness and traveled into it often, sketching the scenery around him. In 1927 he moved to Paris to study art. While there, he met well-known Canadian artist Clarence Gagnon, who became his friend and mentor. Returning to Alberta in 1930, Richard continued his explorations of the Canadian backwoods, sketching landscapes and subjects such as the camps of trappers and prospectors. He settled in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec in 1940, where he met and married Blanche Simon. The Musée du Québec held a solo exhibition of his work in 1967 and a retrospective in 1977. In 1973 he received the Order of Canada and in 1980 he became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy. He died in 1982.

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Territoire de trappeurs
40 1/4 x 47in 102.2 x 119.4cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $20,000 - $30,000 CDN
Sold for:   $43,875 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2013 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Trappeurs
41 x 48in 104.1 x 121.9cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $10,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $41,300 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2016 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Trappeur près du feu
32 1/4 x 39in 81.9 x 99cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $8,000 - $12,000 CDN
Sold for:   $29,500 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's November 2014 - 5th Session auction on Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Scène du Grand Nord
42 x 49in 106.7 x 124.4cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $12,000 - $16,000 CDN
Sold for:   $29,500 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's May 2016 - 4th Session auction on Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Le vieux prospecteur
40 1/2 x 47in 102.9 x 119.4cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $20,000 - $30,000 CDN
Sold for:   $29,250 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2012 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 22, 2012
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Arrêt au bord de la forêt
41 x 48in 104.1 x 121.9cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $18,000 - $22,000 CDN
Sold for:   $20,060 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2014 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Trapper on the River George, Ungava
28 x 31 1/2in 71.1 x 80cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $4,500 - $6,500 CDN
Sold for:   $17,250 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2005 auction on Wednesday, May 25, 2005
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Campement en forêt
31 3/4 x 32 3/4in 80.6 x 83.2cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $8,000 - $12,000 CDN
Sold for:   $15,340 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's July 2014 - 1st Session auction on Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Campeur
28 x 30in 71.1 x 76.2cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $8,000 - $10,000 CDN
Sold for:   $15,210 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2011 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 24, 2011

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  René Jean Richard
Rivière Arthabaska
26 x 32in 66 x 81.3cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $14,000 - $16,000 CDN
Sold for:   $12,870 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's February 2009 auction on Thursday, February 26, 2009
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