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LOT 069

Edward William (Ted) Godwin
1933 - 2013

Fall on Baker's Creek, Kananaskis
acrylic on canvas
on verso titled and dated 1987 on the Gallery Moos label
57 x 93 1/4 in 144.8 x 236.8 cm

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

Sold for: $14,040

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

Gallery Moos Ltd., Toronto

Calgary native Ted Godwin trained at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art and at Emma Lake under Barnett Newman and Jules Olitski. In 1964 he was appointed a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Regina. He is a founding member of the Regina Five, and is known for works executed within the framework of a series – the most well known being the Tartans and those depicting rivers. After a flamboyant life at the forefront of Canadian modernism, he retired to Calgary in 1985, where his love of fly-fishing drew him to rivers such as the Bow. Godwin’s interest in the hidden mysteries of the river, the contrast between the world of the fish in water against the human on land, and the role of the fisherman as the intermediary between the two, has provided him with a personal and painterly Zen. Having swung fully from non-representational work to in-depth, detailed explorations of the various aspects of the river, Godwin’s rich, beautiful riverscapes focus on intimate details such as roots, reeds, reflections and ripples.

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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