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LOT 152

Robert Wakeham Pilot
1898 - 1967

Laurentian Valley Near Ste-Marguerite, PQ
oil on canvas
signed and on verso signed and titled
19 x 24 in 48.3 x 61 cm

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 135 Yorkville Ave

Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal
Private Estate, Ontario

Impressionist painter Robert Pilot was a master of capturing twilight, as demonstrated in this fine painting. In his work, he was able to seize the transitional moment right before the natural light of the day fades into night. Pilot’s most exquisite paintings of twilight are his winter scenes because of the many ways the light is able to reflect subtle tonal differences on the white snow. Despite making many painting trips abroad to places such as Europe and North Africa, he was always drawn back to La belle province. A protégé of his stepfather Maurice Cullen, Pilot painted with him, and on his return to Canada settled into Cullen’s old studio in Montreal. From this base, he made sketching trips to the Laurentians. Pilot’s paintings of Quebec demonstrate his mastery of the Impressionist technique and his intimate familiarity with the area.

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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