Back to School: Vancouver School of Art
2nd Session

September 02 - September 30, 2021

This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $7,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

822713 30-Sep-2021 02:02:18 PM $7,000

25877 30-Sep-2021 01:46:16 PM $6,500

6424 30-Sep-2021 12:47:27 PM $6,000 AutoBid

25877 30-Sep-2021 12:47:27 PM $5,500

6424 30-Sep-2021 10:26:14 AM $5,000 AutoBid

30659 30-Sep-2021 10:25:56 AM $4,750 AutoBid

6424 30-Sep-2021 10:25:56 AM $4,500

30659 30-Sep-2021 09:19:53 AM $4,250 AutoBid

25877 28-Sep-2021 03:15:32 PM $4,000

The bidding history list updated on: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 11:31:31

LOT 120

1879 - 1967

Slocan Lake - New Denver
oil on board
signed and dated 1945 and on verso signed and titled
12 x 16 in, 30.5 x 40.6 cm

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Sold for: $8,750

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Collection of Beatrice Lennie
by descent to the present Private Collection, British Columbia

W.P. Weston was an important early figure in sowing the seeds for Vancouver’s art scene. Having arrived in Vancouver in 1909 by way of London, England, he was fascinated with the power of the local landscape. He developed a personal style in which he dramatized the spirit and strength of natural forces. Weston believed that drawing was the basis for all art training, and his style is characterized by rhythmic, pulsating lines.

While never officially a staff member of the Vancouver School of Art, Weston was a leading figure in art education in Vancouver before the establishment of the VSDAA, and had professional and social ties with members of the school. He gave a lecture titled The Place of Art in Education as early as 1917 at the Vancouver Institute, and held the position of Art Master at King Edward High School from 1914 until 1946. In 1925 he, along with Charles H. Scott and Spencer Percival Judge, published the Manual of Drawing and Design for Elementary and High Schools.

In this image we can see Margaret Williams sitting with Weston and Julie McCleod, with Slocan Lake – New Denver hanging on the wall in the background.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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