Arthur Lismer and Georgian Bay

Arthur Lismer and Georgian Bay

In the first half of the twentieth century, Arthur Lismer was a peer among an esteemed group of artists who were defining a distinctive nationalistic style of painting inspired by the wilderness of Northern Canada. For Lismer, the North presented an irresistible atmosphere that promised happiness and vitality, Georgian Bay being an especially compelling site for its sense of natural harmony and its proximity to his Toronto residence.

“Remarkable” 19th Century Watercolour is One of Fraser’s First Known Landscapes

“Remarkable” 19th Century Watercolour is One of Fraser’s First Known Landscapes

By Mario Béland, Ph.D., F.R.S.C. Watercolour is Fraser’s only recorded painting of Quebec City Region From the Conquest until the end of the 19th Century, British landscape artists, professionals and military topographers travelled to the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River to take advantage of the magnificent view of Quebec. From the mouth of […]

John Lyman’s Beach and Regatta Paintings were Inspired, “Remarkable”

John Lyman’s Beach and Regatta Paintings were Inspired, “Remarkable”

By Michèle Grandbois, Ph.D. In September, 1929, John Lyman attended the famous rowing regatta which had been held since 1879 in the Bay of La Concha in San Sebastián, on the Basque coast of Spain.  In May of that year, Lyman and his wife Corinne had moved into the La Chaumière villa in Saint-Jean-De-Luz, a […]

One of Bush’s Final Paintings belongs to Select Group

One of Bush’s Final Paintings belongs to Select Group

By Sarah Stanners, Ph.D.   Painting is one of no more than 30 from “handkerchief” series, and the third to last in his records As carefree as Jack Bush’s paintings appear to be – in their handling of paint and ‘ad-libbing’ of colour – he was remarkably careful. The artist kept three tidy record books, which […]

Krieghoff Illustrates “Thorny” Problem within one of Britain’s Finest Regiments

Krieghoff Illustrates “Thorny” Problem within one of Britain’s Finest Regiments

During the War of 1812, the Fort at Chambly served as the headquarters for British and Canadian soldiers defending Montreal from attacks by American armies to the south. But by 1814 there was little activity except briefly in 1837, when some troops were deployed to quell the rebellions in both Upper and Lower Canada . The Fort at Chambly had become a rather relaxed place.

Galerie Alan Klinkhoff Introduces Toronto Office

Galerie Alan Klinkhoff Introduces Toronto Office

Galerie Alan Klinkhoff is introducing its new office in Toronto. Jonathan Klinkhoff, the third generation of the Klinkhoff family in the Canadian art business manages the office, temporarily located in the TD Canada Trust Tower, where our business hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm by appointment. Alan and Craig Klinkhoff will also be available on select dates.

Yves Gaucher’s Grey on Grey Paintings

Yves Gaucher’s Grey on Grey Paintings

Grey on grey series “one of the stellar achievements of Canadian painting (or international painting…)” Yves Gaucher’s “grey on grey” paintings have been described as “one of the stellar achievements of Canadian painting (or international painting, for that matter).” [1]. Reviewing an exhibition of three grey on grey canvases at the 1968 Edinburgh Festival, British […]

“Exceptional” Emily Coonan Painting Sold

“Exceptional” Emily Coonan Painting Sold

By Karen Antaki “Exceptional” painting from critical period was frequently exhibited Emily Coonan (1885-1971) “Girl and Cat”, c.1920 Oil on canvas 28″ x 22″ Exhibited: Montreal, AAM, 25 March – 17 April 1920, Spring Exhibition, no. 49 as Girl and Cat at $150; Toronto, Art Gallery of Toronto, 17 November 1921- 2 January 1922, Royal Canadian […]

1949 Borduas sold by Klinkhoff “magnificent” and “especially rare”

1949 Borduas sold by Klinkhoff “magnificent” and “especially rare”

This magnificent Borduas painting is a fine discovery. Paintings of 1949 are especially rare to come upon. A year after the publication of the manifesto Refus Global, and his suspension from his teaching position at the École du Meuble, 1949 was not an easy year for Borduas. He literally had to live from his painting. For this purpose Le tombeau de la cathédrale défunte was first exhibited in Surrational Painting among nineteen other recent works in an exhibition at the studio of brothers Guy and Jacques Viau (May 14-26).

Klinkhoff Marks Opening with Online Exhibition of Important Canadian Art

Klinkhoff Marks Opening with Online Exhibition of Important Canadian Art

Exhibition features important paintings by Beaulieu, Collyer, Coonan and others On Saturday, March 29, Galerie Alan Klinkhoff will be celebrating the official opening of our new Montreal gallery in conjunction with an online exhibition of Important Canadian Art. The exhibition and sale will be posted on klinkhoff.com, with select works on view at the gallery. […]