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Doris Jean McCarthy
Pond Inlet, Northern Baffin Island, Canada

24 x 30 1/4in 61 x 76.8cm
1974
oil on canvas

Estimate: $9,000 - $12,000 CAD
Sold for:   $61,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art auction on Saturday, June 02, 2018
Doris Jean McCarthy
Iceberg with Northern Lights

36 x 48in 91.4 x 121.9cm
2001
oil on canvas

Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000 CAD
Sold for:   $58,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Post-War & Contemporary Art auction on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Doris Jean McCarthy
Ice Floes

36 x 48in 91.4 x 121.9cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 CAD
Sold for:   $49,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art auction on Thursday, November 30, 2017
Doris Jean McCarthy
Fiord Melting

36 x 48in 91.4 x 121.9cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 CAD
Sold for:   $38,350 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's August 2016 - 3rd Session auction on Thursday, August 25, 2016
Doris Jean McCarthy
Pangnirtung, Northwest Territories

40 x 54in 101.6 x 137.1cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 CAD
Sold for:   $35,100 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Spring 2013 - 1st Session auction on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Doris Jean McCarthy
Ice on the Brook, Haliburton

24 x 27in 61 x 68.6cm
circa 1934
oil on canvas

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 CAD
Sold for:   $32,175 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fall 2009 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Doris Jean McCarthy
Alberta Badlands

60 x 84in 152.4 x 213.4cm
1983
oil on canvas

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 CAD
Sold for:   $31,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art auction on Saturday, June 02, 2018
Doris Jean McCarthy
Mountains Above the Cascade

48 x 60in 121.9 x 152.4cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000 CAD
Sold for:   $28,750 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2006 auction on Friday, November 24, 2006
Doris Jean McCarthy
Pond Inlet with Floes on the Mud

60 x 84in 152.4 x 213.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 CAD
Sold for:   $26,325 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's November 2013 - 3rd Session auction on Saturday, November 30, 2013
Doris Jean McCarthy
Ghost Lake, Alberta

48 x 66in 121.9 x 167.6cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000 CAD
Sold for:   $25,875 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2004 auction on Thursday, November 25, 2004
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Doris Jean McCarthy

1910 - 2010
CSPWC OC OSA RCA

Doris McCarthy was born in Calgary in 1910 and showed an early interest in art. Her family moved to Toronto in 1913 and she enrolled at the Ontario College of Art in 1925, where she studied under Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, and J.W. Beatty. Lismer helped her secure a job teaching art classes at the Art Gallery of Toronto in 1930, which she continued for the next five years. Additionally, she continued her own education with a course at the Hamilton Technical School, where Hortense Gordon offered her critical analysis of design and composition. McCarthy became a teacher at the Central Technical School in 1933, where she stayed until 1972. In the summers she would travel and paint; the landscape was most often her subject matter. In 1942 Mellors Gallery (now Roberts Gallery) hosted McCarthy’s first solo exhibition; 1945 saw her become a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, and in 1951 she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy. She exhibited many times throughout the years with both of these groups, as well as with the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. Retrospectives of McCarthy’s work were mounted in 1990, 1992, 1996 and two in 1999. In 2004 she was honoured by the University of Toronto, Scarborough, with the opening of the Doris McCarthy Gallery.

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