Lot Sale Results

William Kurelek
Fall 2015 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 074

William Kurelek
ARCA OC OSA 1927 - 1977 Canadian

Near Dawson Creek
mixed media on board
on verso titled and titled and dated 1973 on the Isaacs Gallery label
47 1/2 x 48 3/4 in  120.6 x 123.8cm

Provenance:
The Isaacs Gallery Ltd., Toronto
Anglo Canadian Pulp & Paper Company, Quebec, 1974
Private Collection, Toronto
Sold sale of Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, May 25, 2005, lot 57
Private Collection, Vancouver

Exhibited:
Burnaby Art Gallery, A Prairie Painter in the Mountains, 1973

During William Kurelek’s lifetime he painted Canada from coast to coast. His childhood on the Prairies, on farms in Alberta and Manitoba, gave him a love and awe for the expansiveness of skies and horizons and the power of the forces of nature over the land. He most often depicted people or their habitations as small in a large landscape, as with this finely detailed farm scene. Kurelek was very religious, which imbued his work with a sense of a mystical union with nature. Certainly that feeling is present in this idyllic panorama with its glorious sky and heightened, almost surreal, green, in which Kurelek captured the essence of Canada’s vast beauty.
This work is accompanied by a letter from the Isaacs Gallery detailing the history of the painting.

Estimate: $50,000 ~ $70,000 CAD

Sold For: $100,300.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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