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George Agnew Reid
The Visit of the Clockcleaner

30 1/4 x 46 1/4in 76.8 x 117.5cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000 CAD
Sold for:   $157,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art auction on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
George Agnew Reid
Blowing Bubbles

42 1/4 x 29 1/2in 107.3 x 74.9cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 CAD
Sold for:   $74,750 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2006 auction on Thursday, May 25, 2006
George Agnew Reid
The Pond

30 x 25in 76.2 x 63.5cm
1911
oil on canvas

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 CAD
Sold for:   $6,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art auction on Thursday, November 28, 2019
George Agnew Reid
Wychwood Park Pond, Toronto

21 1/2 x 35 1/2in 54.6 x 90.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 CAD
Sold for:   $5,015 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's July 2016 - 4th Session auction on Thursday, July 28, 2016
George Agnew Reid
The Agawa Canyon, Algoma, Ontario

24 x 18in 61 x 45.7cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 CAD
Sold for:   $4,680 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's November 2009 - 2nd Session auction on Saturday, November 28, 2009
George Agnew Reid
Boy in a Wheat Field

12 1/2 x 29 1/4in 31.75 x 74.3cm
1907
oil on canvas

Estimate: $2,800 - $3,200 CAD
Sold for:   $4,675 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's November 1999 Fine Canadian Art auction on Thursday, November 18, 1999
George Agnew Reid
Figure in a Landscape

12 x 18in 30.5 x 45.7cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 CAD
Sold for:   $4,025 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's May 2003 auction on Saturday, May 31, 2003
George Agnew Reid
A Northern Lake

12 x 10in 30.5 x 25.4cm
oil on board

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 CAD
Sold for:   $4,025 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's November 2007 - 2nd Session auction on Saturday, November 24, 2007
George Agnew Reid
The Pond

10 x 12in 25.4 x 30.5cm
oil on board

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000 CAD
Sold for:   $3,450 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2005 auction on Wednesday, May 25, 2005
George Agnew Reid
Ontario Pastoral

10 x 12in 25.4 x 30.5cm
oil on board

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500 CAD
Sold for:   $3,125 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Historical Art auction on Thursday, January 25, 2018
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George Agnew Reid

1860 - 1947
OSA PRCA

George Agnew Reid was born in 1860 to a farming family in Wingham, Ontario. He showed an early interest in art and eventually, despite his father's initial disproval, became an art student under Robert Harris at the Ontario School of Art in 1879 in Toronto. He continued his art education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under American Realist Thomas Eakins, who taught anatomy and life drawing, then in 1889 traveled to Paris, and attended the Académie Julien and the Académie Colarossi in Paris. While there, his work was shown at the Paris Salon. He and his wife, fellow artist Mary Hiester, traveled and painted frequently to Europe, the United States, and throughout Canada.

Upon settling in Toronto in 1886, Reid began teaching private art classes in his home, in addition to continuing with his own artwork. Reid's early work was in the academic style of figure painting, often large, such as his 1890 work Mortgaging the Homestead. After his 1896 trip to Paris, his interest in landscape painting grew, and his exposure to the Impressionists brought more light, colour and a more open brush-stroke into his work. Later, his landscapes grew darker and more tradition in composition.

Reid's first exhibition was in 1888 at Oliver, Coate & Co. in Toronto, followed by an exhibition in 1894 with five American painters at American Art Galleries, New York. Reid became the first principal of the newly formed Ontario College of Art in 1912, and continued in the post until 1918. He was commissioned as a war artist in 1918, and designed a new building for the Ontario College of Art in 1920. He became a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1989, and later served as its president. After his retirement from the College in 1929, Reid painted many murals for public and private collections, such as the Jarvis Collegiate and the Royal Ontario Museum of Paleontology. His work is held in public collections across Canada. Reid died in Toronto in 1947.

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