Anne Douglas Savage

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Anne Douglas Savage

1896 - 1971
BHG CGP

Anne Savage was born into a prominent family in Montreal that included the Scottish novelist John Galt and Sir Alexander Galt, a father of Confederation.

After attending the Art Association of Montreal and studying with Maurice Cullen and William Brymner, she became a founding member of the Beaver Hall Group in Montreal in 1920, a lively English-speaking group of artists. Savage had a strong friendship with Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson, sharing critiques, encouragement and a mutual interest in landscape painting.

Savage grew up on a farm near Dorval and spent summers at Lake Wonish in the Laurentians. She built a studio there in 1933, and her landscape subjects were drawn from the Laurentians and the Eastern Townships.

In 1927, Savage traveled with ethnologist Marius Barbeau and artists Florence Wyle and Pegi Nicol MacLeod to the Skeena River of British Columbia, painting as part of an effort to record aboriginal culture there.

A respected art educator, Savage taught art at Baron Byng School in Montreal from 1922 to 1948, was the Art Supervisor for the Montreal Protestant School Board and also taught at McGill University. She was a pillar of the art community – she helped found Atelier, a school of modern art in Montreal. A founding member of the Canadian Group of Painters, she was elected its Montreal president in 1949.

Her work was regularly included in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, the Royal Canadian Academy and the Art Association of Montreal (later the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts). She was included in the 1926 Group of Seven show, and exhibited internationally at the Royal Institute Galleries and the Tate Gallery in London, the New York World’s Fair, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington and the Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris, amongst others. In 1969 she was given a retrospective at Sir George Williams University in Montreal. Savage’s work embodied the spirit of modernism, and was known for its strength and clarity.



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October
30 x 26 1/4in 76.2 x 66.7cm
circa 1920
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $80,000 - $100,000 CDN
Sold for:   $92,000 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2006 auction on Friday, November 24, 2006



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Winter Morning
20 x 24in 50.8 x 61cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $70,000 - $90,000 CDN
Sold for:   $87,750 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2010 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 26, 2010



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Paradise Lost
8 3/4 x 12in 22.2 x 30.5cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $30,000 - $40,000 CDN
Sold for:   $64,350 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2011 - 8th Session auction on Thursday, November 24, 2011



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Northern Lake / Trees in the Wind (verso)
31 x 34in 78.7 x 86.3cm
double-sided oil on canvas

Estimate:  $70,000 - $90,000 CDN
Sold for:   $46,800 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2013 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013



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Pink Farmhouse, Spring
26 x 30in 66 x 76.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $35,000 - $45,000 CDN
Sold for:   $40,250 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2006 auction on Friday, November 24, 2006



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Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts
6 3/8 x 8 1/8in 16.2 x 20.6cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $5,000 - $7,000 CDN
Sold for:   $35,100 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's November 2013 - 6th Session auction on Saturday, November 30, 2013



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November
24 x 30in 61 x 76.2cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $15,000 - $20,000 CDN
Sold for:   $32,175 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2013 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013



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Totem Poles / Mountain Landscape (verso)
8 1/2 x 10 1/2in 21.6 x 26.7cm
1927
double-sided oil on board

Estimate:  $12,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $28,750 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2008 auction on Thursday, May 22, 2008



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Laurentian Landscape
12 x 14in 30.5 x 35.6cm
oil on panel

Estimate:  $9,000 - $12,000 CDN
Sold for:   $25,875 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's November 2007 - 1st Session auction on Saturday, November 24, 2007



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Summer
23 1/2 x 30in 59.7 x 76.2cm
oil on board

Estimate:  $15,000 - $20,000 CDN
Sold for:   $21,060 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Spring 2013 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013


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