Robert Wakeham Pilot

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Robert Wakeham Pilot

1898 - 1967
CGP OSA PRCA

Born in St. John’s Newfoundland in 1898, Robert Wakeham Pilot is known for his landscapes painted in an Impressionist style.

He was perhaps most significantly influenced by his stepfather Maurice Cullen, who introduced Pilot to the arts when his mother married Cullen in 1910.

After having studied under William Brymner in Montreal, Pilot traveled to Paris in 1920 to study at the Acadèmie Julian, and exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1922. While in France he also visited the artists’ colony at Concarneau in Brittany, where he absorbed the work of the Impressionists and later incorporated their style into his own work.

Upon his return to Canada he was elected an associate of the Royal Canadian Academy, later serving as RCA president from 1952 to 1954. He had several successful exhibitions throughout his lifetime, and after passing away in Montreal in 1967, Pilot was honoured with a retrospective exhibition in 1969 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

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Market Place
15 x 18in 38.1 x 45.7cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $60,000 - $80,000 CDN
Sold for:   $188,800 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2014 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Porte St. Louis, Quebec
32 x 28in 81.3 x 71.1cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $125,000 - $175,000 CDN
Sold for:   $163,800 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2012 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, May 17, 2012
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St. Patrick's Church, Montreal
28 1/4 x 36in 71.7 x 91.4cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $150,000 - $200,000 CDN
Sold for:   $160,000 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2007 auction on Friday, November 23, 2007
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St. Patrick's Church, Montreal
28 1/4 x 36in 71.7 x 91.4cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $150,000 - $200,000 CDN
Sold for:   $152,100 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2011 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 24, 2011
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Corner of Sherbrooke and Peel Streets
28 x 24in 71.1 x 61cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $100,000 - $150,000 CDN
Sold for:   $128,700 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2013 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Ferry Cab Stand in Winter, Quebec
16 x 20in 40.6 x 50.8cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $90,000 - $120,000 CDN
Sold for:   $126,500 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2007 auction on Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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Place d'Armes, Québec
24 x 32in 61 x 81.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $40,000 - $60,000 CDN
Sold for:   $103,500 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2005 auction on Thursday, November 24, 2005
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Indian Fur Traders
72 x 122 5/8in 182.9 x 311.4cm
oil on canvas on board

Estimate:  $100,000 - $150,000 CDN
Sold for:   $93,600 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2013 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Cabbies
6 1/2 x 8 3/4in 16.5 x 22.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $35,000 - $45,000 CDN
Sold for:   $82,600 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Fall 2015 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 26, 2015
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Ferry Landing - Lévis, PQ
13 7/8 x 17 7/8in 35.2 x 45.4cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $40,000 - $60,000 CDN
Sold for:   $76,700 CDN (premium included)

At Heffel's Spring 2015 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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