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John A. Hammond
Drying Fishnets on the Tantramar Marsh

34 1/2 x 34in 87.6 x 86.3cm
oil on board

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 CAD
Sold for:   $23,000 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Spring 2006 auction on Thursday, May 25, 2006
John A. Hammond
Pulling in the Seine at Night

14 x 43in 35.6 x 109.2cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000 CAD
Sold for:   $17,250 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2005 auction on Thursday, November 24, 2005
John A. Hammond
Gathering Reeds at Dusk

25 1/2 x 18 1/4in 64.8 x 46.3cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 CAD
Sold for:   $12,650 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's Fine Canadian Art Fall 2006 auction on Friday, November 24, 2006
John A. Hammond
Gaspésiennes Fishing, Bay of Fundy

16 1/4 x 36in 41.3 x 91.4cm
circa 1896
oil on canvas

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000 CAD
Sold for:   $9,775 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's November 2007 - 1st Session auction on Saturday, November 24, 2007
John A. Hammond
Evening, Venice

29 1/4 x 39 1/2in 74.3 x 100.3cm
mixed media on board

Estimate: $12,000 - $16,000 CAD
Sold for:   $9,360 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's June 2012 - 2nd Session auction on Thursday, June 28, 2012
John A. Hammond
First Nations Encampment

34 x 30in 86.3 x 76.2cm
oil on board

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000 CAD
Sold for:   $8,850 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's May 2014 - 6th Session auction on Saturday, May 31, 2014
John A. Hammond
Pasture Stream

34 x 30 1/2in 86.3 x 77.5cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000 CAD
Sold for:   $7,670 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's May 2014 - 6th Session auction on Saturday, May 31, 2014

Not reproduced

John A. Hammond
Cattle Watering

26 x 29 1/2in 66 x 74.9cm
oil on canvas

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 CAD
Sold for:   $4,600 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's May 2007 - 3rd Session auction on Saturday, May 26, 2007
John A. Hammond
Sunset, Bay of Fundy

7 7/8 x 11 1/4in 20 x 28.6cm
oil on canvas on card

Estimate: $600 - $800 CAD
Sold for:   $4,425 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's January 2016 - 3rd Session auction on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Not reproduced

John A. Hammond
Fishing Boats, Allan's Creek

13 1/2 x 20in 34.3 x 50.9cm
1931
oil on board

Estimate: $4,000 - $4,500 CAD
Sold for:   $4,290 CAD (premium included)
at Heffel's auction on Thursday, November 07, 1996
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John A. Hammond

1843 - 1939
OSA RCA

John A. Hammond was a painter, photographer and printmaker, and he is best known for his landscapes of the Bay of Fundy in the Maritimes.
Hammond was born in Montreal, and by the age of eleven he had decided to become an artist. He led an adventurous life, and at 23 he joined an army regiment to supress a suspected Fenian raid. In the 1860s, Hammond traveled with his brother to New Zealand to search for gold. It is unclear if he did any drawing during this period, but in 1870 he joined the Transcontinental Survey party to create preliminary studies for building a railway. In 1871, through his work with the survey party, Hammond found employment with Wm. Notman Photographers in Montreal, Quebec. While at Notman, he worked with artists J.A. Fraser, Henry Sandham, Otto Jacobi and W.P. Weston. During his time with Notman, he began working towards the goal of becoming a full-time artist, and by 1873 he accomplished it when he was elected a member of the Ontario Society of Artists. He traveled to Saint John in 1880, where he painted portraits and worked as the principal of the Owens Art Institute, which was founded by John Owens, a shipbuilder and merchant in Saint John. Hammond ran the school between his travels until the early 1890s, when local interest in the Institute trailed off.
In 1885, he set sail for Europe once again. While in Holland, he spent time with James Whistler and likely learned about etching from the artist. He also painted with Jean-François Millet at Barbizon, France, and in 1886, Hammond won two painting awards in the Paris Salon. In 1887, he exhibited at the National Gallery in New York, where he received honours. Hammond was elected a full member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1893 and exhibited regularly at the RCA between 1891 and 1935. In 1901, he showed at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, where he received a silver medal. In 1904, Hammond was awarded a bronze medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition. Sir William Van Horne, founder of the CPR, commissioned Hammond to create a number of large murals and paintings depicting Western Canada and the CPR’s role in opening up the West.
Hammond was appointed Director of the School of Art at Mount Allison from 1907 to 1919, and the institution awarded him an LL.D. in 1930. In 1920, Hammond held a solo exhibition at Jenkins Gallery. In 1967, a retrospective exhibition of his work was held at Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University. His work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, among others.

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