Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 26, 2014

LOT 109
RAFAL MALCZEWSKI
  • RAFAL MALCZEWSKI

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RAFAL MALCZEWSKI

BOW RIVER, BANFF

watercolour
signed; titled on the reverse
14.75 ins x 21.75 ins; 37.5 cms x 55.2 cms

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $1,180
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Malczewski immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1942, and quickly settled into the French-speaking community of Montreal.  A friendship between Malczewski and the Polish Consul resulted in the first Canadian exhibition of his paintings in Ottawa (1942).  In the winter of 1943, Malczewski found himself inspired by a stay in the Rocky Mountains – there creating a series that he would exhibit widely between 1944-1949. Landscapes and watercolours lay at the heart of Malczewski’s oeuvre: scenes which he often animated with life and play by means of small figures.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Montreal