1903 - 1970
The Wedding Party
mixed media on board
11 3/4 x 14 1/8 in, 29.8 x 35.9 cm
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Sold for: $17,500
Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave
Acquired directly from the Artist by Joseph Saulnier
By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario
This painting comes from the estate of Joseph Maurice Saulnier. Born in 1922 in the village of Petit Ruisseau (on the French Shore of Nova Scotia) he signed up for the war effort at the young age of 17 and went to Brandon, Manitoba, to train as a radio operator. He graduated first in his class and was sent to Yorkshire, England, to fly in Lancasters. He and his crew survived a total of 33 missions over Europe and, after the war, Saulnier returned to Nova Scotia, where he graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a degree in Social Work. In his first job in Digby County, he became known as "Mr. Saulnier, the Welfare Man" and it was at this time that he first met Maud and Everett Lewis. He developed a relationship with Maud which was to endure over many years and, despite subsequently moving to Ottawa, Maurice and his family visited Nova Scotia for annual vacations and would always stop to pay visits at Maud's tiny house.
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