Henri Leopold Masson

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Henri Leopold Masson

1907 - 1996
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Henri Leopold Masson was born 1907 in Namur, Belgium. He showed an early interest in art and immigrated to Ottawa in 1921 with his mother. In 1923, aged 16, he apprenticed in a metal engraving shop and by 1932 became a master engraver. He attended classes at the Ottawa Art Association and discovered the Group of Seven at the National Gallery of Canada, and their work inspired him to develop his own colourful style. His subjects included landscapes, still life and interior scenes, figurative work and townscapes.

In the 1940s he participated in various exhibitions in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, New York and Paris, including his first one-man show in 1938 at the Picture Loan Society in Toronto. He became a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colours, the Canadian Group of Painters, the Canadian Society of Graphic Arts in 1942, and in 1945 was elected president of the Ottawa branch of the Federation of Canadian Artists. By 1945 he was able to paint almost full time, while teaching various summer classes and private lessons from his home. In 1954 he had his 25th solo show at Robertson Galleries in Ottawa, had an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and a solo exhibition at the Foyer de l'Art et du Livre, Ottawa.

He traveled and exhibited extensively in the last half of his life, visiting Belgium, Paris, Italy and Russia. He died in 1996. Masson is represented in collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery, among many public and private collections.



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The Battery, St. John's, Newfoundland
18 x 24in 45.7 x 61cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $3,000 - $5,000 CDN
Sold for:   $12,870 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's May 2011 - 4th Session auction on Thursday, May 26, 2011



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Ice Fishermen
16 x 20in 40.6 x 50.8cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $3,000 - $5,000 CDN
Sold for:   $12,650 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's June 2008 auction on Thursday, June 26, 2008



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Still Life with Flowers
22 x 26in 55.9 x 66cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $5,000 - $7,000 CDN
Sold for:   $11,500 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2005 auction on Thursday, November 24, 2005



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Effet de brume, Notre-Dame-des-Monts
24 x 30in 61 x 76.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $10,000 - $15,000 CDN
Sold for:   $10,925 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's May 2008 - 1st session auction on Saturday, May 31, 2008



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View of Perkins, Quebec
24 x 30in 61 x 76.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $4,000 - $6,000 CDN
Sold for:   $10,925 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2005 auction on Thursday, November 24, 2005



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La Petite-Nation
18 x 21in 45.7 x 53.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $8,000 - $10,000 CDN
Sold for:   $9,200 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2006 auction on Friday, November 24, 2006



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Boy With Boat
22 x 18in 55.9 x 45.7cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $5,000 - $7,000 CDN
Sold for:   $8,775 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2008 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, November 19, 2008



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Rocks under Trees
18 x 21in 45.7 x 53.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $4,000 - $6,000 CDN
Sold for:   $8,775 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fall 2008 - 2nd Session auction on Wednesday, November 19, 2008



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Skating Rink Near Saint-André-Avellin, Québec
24 x 30in 61 x 76.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $7,000 - $9,000 CDN
Sold for:   $8,190 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's September 2010 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, September 30, 2010



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Gaspé Fishermen
18 x 24in 45.7 x 61cm
circa 1960
oil on canvas

Estimate:  $4,000 - $6,000 CDN
Sold for:   $8,050 CDN (premium included)
At Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2004 auction on Thursday, November 25, 2004


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