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Joseph Norris

Joseph Norris

Joseph Norris
Folk Art: Works by Maud Lewis & Joe Norris Online auction

Lot # 412

Joseph Norris
1925 - 1996 Canadian

Fishing Village
enamel on board
signed and dated 1988
24 x 47 3/4 in  61 x 121.3cm

Acquired directly from the Artist
By descent to the present Private Collection, Toronto

Joe Norris, one of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, depicts the exemplary Fishing Village with cheerful colour and affection. Norris was a close observer of the Lower Prospect area of Nova Scotia. This is evident in the attention to detail we see in the harbour, from the native species of birds on the hand painted frame, to the ropes, boom and masts of the fishing vessels. The numerous figures are placed strategically to create a sense of bustle and activity. This allows the viewer to engage with the painting and become fleetingly immersed in the lives of these individual fishermen.

A work of this scale is exceptional and rare to the market. Joe Norris’ work is highly acclaimed and widely regarded.

Estimate: $6,000 ~ $8,000 CAD

Sold For: $16,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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