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Carl Fellman Schaefer
Vente en salle d'art canadien du printemps 2007 Vente en salle

Lot # 168

Carl Fellman Schaefer
CGP CSGA CSPWC OC OSA PDCC RCA RSA 1903 - 1995 Canadian

Dark Cedars
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1932 and on verso signed, titled and dated
32 x 37 1/4 pouces  81.3 x 94.6cm

Provenance:
The Collector's Gallery, Calgary
Private Collection, Calgary
Private Collection, Vancouver

Référence:
Charles C. Hill, Canadian Painting in the Thirties, National Gallery of Canada, 1975, page 89

Exposition:
The Art Gallery of Toronto, Royal Academy of Arts, 53rd Exhibition, November 1932, catalogue #168
Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1933
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 8th Annual Exhibition of Canadian Painting, February 1933, catalogue #24

Inscribed on verso, "Painted at Hogg's Hollow, York Mills, Toronto / Dark Cedars, oil on panel, 12 x 14", 1933, Gift to Marius Barbeau, Ottawa, April 19, 1934 / C. Schaefer, 207 St. Germain Ave., Toronto"
Dark Cedars, a rare Carl Schaefer canvas from this period, represents a culmination of the artistic genres to which he would have been exposed at that time. As Charles Hill wrote, “The strongest Toronto artist to develop the Group tradition into an individual expression was Carl Schaefer.” In the early 1930s Schaefer was living most of the year in Toronto, barely eking out a living doing lettering work for Brigden’s Printing and Eaton’s, assisting J.E.H. Macdonald and teaching painting part-time at Central Technical High School. He was also assisting with design and mural work for several other artists with whom he had studied at the Ontario College of Art. Schaefer worked with Charles Comfort and was the subject of Comfort’s now iconic 1932 painting, Young Canadian. The 1930s were years of financial struggle for all segments of Canadian society, but despite this, Schaefer was still active, producing works such as this fine painting. In 1932, he exhibited at The Art Gallery of Toronto with three other painters including David Milne, and in 1933 became a charter member of the Canadian Group of Painters.

Estimation: 30,000 $ ~ 40,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 46,000.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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