Lot Sale Results

Samuel Borenstein
Fall 2009 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 103

Samuel Borenstein
CAS QMG 1908 - 1969 Canadian

Gaspé Village with Mount Ste-Anne
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1944 and on verso titled
18 1/8 x 28 1/8 in  46 x 71.4cm

Provenance:
Watson Art Galleries Ltd., Montreal
Private Collection, Montreal

Exhibited:
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal, Sam Borenstein Retrospective, January 1979, catalogue #33

Born in Lithuania, Sam Borenstein emigrated to Montreal in 1921 at age 13, along with his sister and father, fleeing the harsh turmoil of war. Through the ups and downs of being uprooted and adapting to a new life, Borenstein discovered a passion for painting, which he pursued adamantly. Despite warnings that war was about to break out in Europe, Borenstein went to Paris in 1939, as it was his dream to see the city where Vincent Van Gogh, Maurice de Vlaminck and Chaime Soutine lived and worked. Borenstein eventually returned to Montreal and continued to paint, with the influence of Fauvism and Expressionism resonating in his work. By observing the energetic transposition and expression of his passions, moods and sensibilities into his uncompromising palette, we feel that there are clear similarities between the work of Borenstein and that of the influential artists of the School of Paris of World War I and World War II. With its solid composition anchored by the house surrounded by a moving sky and sweeping road, this fine canvas is a brilliant example of Borenstein’s masterful use of vibrant colours expressed with impassioned brush-strokes.

Estimate: $25,000 ~ $35,000 CAD

Sold For: $23,400.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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